29 January 2016

Ekstra plads til hofterne i satinkjole


Jeg forelskede mig totalt i denne kjole, som jeg fandt i min yndlingsgenbrugsbutik. Den var en str. 38 og passede fint på overkroppen, men jeg kunne ikke mase mine hofter/rumpe ind i den. Jeg købte den alligevel. Man har jo metoder...
I fell completely in love with this dress, that I found in my favourite charity shop. It was a size medium and fit me well in the upper body, but was to narrow around my hips/bum. I bought it anyway. I have methods for that sort of thing...

Jeg sprættede kjolens sidesømme op til ca. mit hofteben.
I ripped the side seams of the dress up to about where my hip bone would be.

Jeg fandt en rest sort chiffon frem og nålede det fast til mit skumgulv, så det ikke forflyttede sig.
I found a remnant of black chiffon, and pinned it to my foam floor tiles (that I use for workout), so it couldn't run away from me, that pesky thing.

Så målte jeg længden fra min hoftekam og til underkanten af kjolen. Jeg lagde 2 cm (søm forneden) + 1 cm (søm foroven) til.
Så brugte jeg en synål og mit målebånd som passer....
I measured from my hipbone to the hem of the dress. I added 2 cm (hem) and 1 more cm (upper seam).
Then I used a pin and my measuring tape as a pair of compasses....


...til at tegne en halvcirkel med min kridtblyant. Og klippede den ud i to kvarte.
...in order to draw half a circle. I cut it into two fourths.

Chiffon er notorisk møgirriterende at sømme kanter på, men da jeg lavede min flæsenederdel fandt jeg en smart teknik:
Chiffon is a notorious pain in the a*** to hem, but back when I made my poofy frilly skirt, I found this clever way of tackling it:

Først bukker man chiffonen om, og syr en ligeudsøm tæt på kanten.
At first you double the chiffon down a sew a straigh seam close to the edge.

Derefter bukker man om en gang til, og syr oveni den første søm. Så er chiffonen tæmmet.
Then you double that down once more and sew on top of the first seam. The chiffon has now been tamed.

Da jeg havde sømmet kanten på kilerne, syede jeg dem på hvor jeg havde sprættet kjolen op i siderne.
Once I had seamed the gussets, I stitched them to the ripped open side seams.

Jeg har en sort satinunderkjole under, hvis du overvejede om jeg har noget nedenunder.
I wear a black satin slip underneath in case you were wondering.


Jeg opdagede at jeg havde et smalt satinbælte, der passede perfekt til. Nu mangler jeg bare en fest :-D.
I had a narrow satin belt that fit just nicely to dress. Now party on! :-D



2 comments:

Laurinda said...

I really like the treatment you used. A lot of seamstresses use it, but don't always match the materials to each other as well as you did. The belt is a cute touch, too.
Thank you for sharing it with us!

Saga said...

Thank you. I am very happy I could make the dress fit me, I really love it.