Happy May Day, Quilting Friends!
Last night was Emma's prom, so I can now finally share with you some pictures of the infamous dress. I swear, I did not anticipate having the issues with it that I had, but in the end, it all worked out.
Now, about those issues I mentioned. We had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction with the invisible zipper in this dress. I was frantic when it occurred, about 30 minutes prior to Geoffrey's arrival. I actually had to hand stitch her zipper closing for the top 4 inches or so. The trouble was with the midriff and all those layers I spoke of in an earlier post. The zipper teeth began separating; the zipper was up and I could not get it to zip down. When dresses are tight, I have heard of this happening, but this was not tight. (She actually would have liked it to be a bit tighter to give her a more secure feeling that the dress was going to stay up!)
A funny story to tell years from now - she packed along a pair of small scissors in her handbag to use when she changed out of her dress and into casual clothes for the All Night Party. I doubt there were any other promgoers who carried scissors in their handbags!
Now I need to fix this zipper, as the dress is supposed to be available for one more function. The high school's Show Choir, of which Emma is a member, always has a big production each spring, and most of the girls will wear their prom dresses for the event. I really hoped I would be done with this dress and be able to go back to quilts!