07 May 2007
Part of the alterations I had to do before I injured Bernie was shortening a red formal five inches. This dress will be worn by a bride's maid on May 18 so there was not a lot of time to get it done. There were 4!! layers to shorten: the lining, the crinoline of black net, the actual skirt of crepe backed satin, and then the curved over skirt/panel in the front of both the lining fabric and the crepe backed satin. Bernie did an admirable job of it. All it took was two different feet -- the narrow hemmer foot and the overlock foot. I got the dress shortened in three hours.
Isn't it a beauty?