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Alteration accomplished!

I am feverishly working away on finishing my thesis, as the due date looms. I actually don't hate what I have now, and hopefully it will turn out okay to hand in. But to keep my brain from glazing over, I took occasional breaks from writing to finish up the alterations on the knockoff Atonement dress.

Based on some research and the suggestions of my more knowledgeable friends, it seemed like a rolled hem was the right technique to use when taking up the dress. For most of it I just folded it up, sewed it down, and cut away the excess material. I did the same thing to raise the hem of the inner lining. But for finishing up the newly shortened sash coming down from the hip swag, I dug out my rolled hem sewing machine foot and tried it for the first time. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I need more practice, but it came out neat enough. That was the last detail that needed fixing up. Today I got the chance to try it on niobien and I was pleased to see it came out fitting very nicely!


It fits in the bodice, the trunk, and the front, and the hem worked out well. It hangs straight and is the right length that she could wear it with either flats or heels. It transitions smoothly from the even front to the train in the back. She can walk, sit, and stand comfortably in it, and the zipper goes up smoothly. She is both comfortable as well as lovely in it. I am really happy to have done a good job on it, and I'm really happy that Carolyn likes it. :-) 


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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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