Some of my crappy ‘before’ webcam pictures of my 80% complete Effie costume before I tear it apart and put it back together again. I’m going to try and get some better photos so I can document the changes that a proper fitting can make to a costume after weight loss, or just wearing and realizing some stuff needs to be changed.
Sometimes a few changes can give a costume a complete facelift, and if you really love the character or the fabric is only going to come around once in a lifetime, it’s worth it to tear it apart. I used what little was left of the movie fabric for this costume, so I have to be really careful with my changes or I’ll be SOL.
My computer can’t handle the fabulous fuchsia moire fabric, it rebelled and starting doing some weird pixellation stuff.
The front is just safety pinned closed
Current list of alterations:
-redo collar, made lapel wider
-raise top of arm scye 1” higher
-remove 4” of volume from puff sleeve
-add another layer of crinoline to sleeve inner lining
-shorten back by 2”
-raise waist by 1”
-remove roughly 3” from waist
-add proper front closures
-flexi boning in side seams
I’m going to wait for another couple inches to come off my waist, and then Project Effie will begin again :)