Friday, April 30, 2010

TGIF And For My Blog Friends!

This Friday evening is ending sweet!  Five lovely blog friends - listed below - answered my SOS and walked me through ideas for altering my daughter's prom dress.  Success! 

The technical bits:  A fitting with the dress inside-out for marking.  Straps taken in.  Hand-sewing done at the decollete.  

Just before creating some inside darts at the side seams, we had a second fitting and decided all that was needed was following Kristie's final GENIOUS advice (pardon my French, please) -- boob tape!  It comes just like double-sided Scotch tape in the dispenser.  We put a length along each edge of the bodice and taped it to her skin, and we put a couple strips at the deepest point of the V and taped it to her strapless bra. 

For testing purposes, I have her cleaning the downstairs family room.  I told her folding all the clothes and straightening up should be a good indication of how well the stitches and tape will hold out tomorrow.  She even passed the Dad review.  He didn't see anything he didn't want to see or anything he doesn't want the boys to see! 

Prom pictures on the next post.  Pretty photo above taken early this month when we were spring cleaning inside and out.  Recently, I came across the Tuesdays with Dorie blog, was intrigued, and borrowed the book from my library.  Camille made the lovely marbled pound cake for us.  My son planted the little side garden for me.  April has been a beautiful month of sunny days and blue skies!  

Thanks so much to the ladies below who responded to my SOS and set me in the right direction and out of the way of panic!  Now I can get an early night's rest -- if I stop blogging. 

Pam, Wendy, Kristie, Margaret, and Mary.    


Unknown said...

Hi there! I'm looking forward to seeing the prom pics...giggle, glad to be able to help; wasn't sure you would understand what I was trying to say. It was easier for you to alter it than to understand what I!
hugz, Pam

Abby and Stephanie said...

I'm no seamstress--glad you were able to get help. Boob tape--I think of J Lo and a certain revealing dress at the Grammys, I think.

Michele said...

Let me know how the tape holds up. My daughter's wedding is in three weeks (!!!!!). I had wondered about buying some for the bridesmaids.

Needled Mom said...

Glad that it all worked out so well. It is also a great way to get the house cleaned!!!!!

Looking forward to the pictures.

Betty aka Fudgie said...

How can I get the pattern for the block on the left of your block?
One Block Over title.

Betty aka Fudgie said...

ooops...left of your blog

Nanette Merrill said...

Well I'm glad the dress alteration thing worked out. I'm no help in that direction. I'd like to see her in it! Good for you.

Mom said...

Hope she had a great Prom!!

BTW, I have blogged about the class quilt, and your fantastic embroidery. Thanks again,