However when I tried it on, I really struggled putting it on because of the elastic being so strong. It was actually very uncomfortable and rather then live with this pain I took the tough decision of getting rid of the shirring.
I know I am going to ruin a Innocent World Dress!
What am I thinking?
What are my reasons for doing this? Well here they are: -
- It was really uncomfortable as I was stretching the elastic to the limit.
- Whenever I buy something in my wardrobe I wear it to death so since I am not going to sell it I might as well tailor it to me.
- Although the quality of the fabric and workmanship is clear the dress was looking very tired for some reason so this might make it look better.
- I might learn something about it construction which will help me with my future lolita projects. So those are my reasons and here is the results!
From the front there is no real difference as you can see.
However here is the back. As you can see I have removed all the elastic from the shirring.
Looking at it now it is a little bit wonky and maybe in a couple of months time I will alter it again to make it neater but overall it is not too bad. Anyway the good thing about waist length hair is that no one will notice it. ^_^
And of course one can not post pictures without a petticoat! Doesn't it look cute!
The botton of the alteration looks a bit weird but I do have the waist ties for this dress so that little bump will be covered up by a bow. I like dresses with bows on the back.
Do you think I have committed a crime against all that is lolita?