okay, I put this in the Halloween forum, but I wanted to be sure that YOU ladies saw it too! Read on...
So, I made a Dorothy costume last night and I HATE it! basically, it is a skirt that is elasticized in back and gathered in front. I attached gathered front to a 'belt' with hanging ties. I then attached the bib part to the same belt....So, the issues are: The belt is hitting me at my waist, but it needs to be 'thicker' somehow, because it is getting lost in my 'love handles'. Do I need interfacing? Make it wider? Scrap the belt? Next issue, the bib part is SOOOOO unflattering, because it accentuates my gut. It is currently 14x13 in; should it be wider? I AM planning to put netting under the skirt to poof it out,so that should help, but I am really hoping to NOT be wearing spanx for Halloween! My friends and hubbies and I are Wizard of Oz themed...I wanted to be center of attention ( ), but now I am thinking it may be for the wrong reasons! I want it a little sexy, but not totally out of control, and I will die if their store-bought 'sexy' tinman, scarecrow and witch blow mine out of the water!! Suggestions?? Any tutorials out there for a similar shape that I can use in blue gingham?? Help!
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