Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Project: Accommodations

He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggles like a swimmer against the stream.
-- Proverb Quotes

I figure "alterations" are a lot like the "accommodations" of the wise man mentioned above. So, I exercised my wisdom this weekend by inserting side panels into my friend's bridesmaid dress.

I've actually only attached the panels (cut from the matching shawl) along one edge. Tomorrow we'll have a fitting and I'll figure out exactly where to attach the other edge.

I've also added elastic on one end of the waist stay. I'll put on a few "eyes" (for the "hook") at different points along the elastic, increasing the odds that she'll have a good fit.

I'll try to have more pictures for you soon. How about you? Have you done any accommodation lately? :)


gwensews said...

How do you like doing "accommodations"? Although I did them for a long time, I avoid it now.