I thought it would be so hot to unlace a dress. It seemed much more fun than the standard zipper. I had no idea the freakin work that goes into a lace up dress!
Just to practice a four minuet song you have to relace the damn dress. It gets tiresome. This dress has 62 holes to put ribbon thru. For this act I undo the laces in three different places, so what that means is..... I have to count the holes every time, like I said it gets tiresome.
I came up some ways to make my life a little easier when it comes to this dress.
First, I put a tiny mark where one of the ribbon sections starts. This helps me, so I don't have to count every time and it shows me that they are lined up correctly.
Second, since I have to reach behind my back and unravel the ribbon. I found that I was having a hard time finding the top of the ribbon to pull so I stuck a small safety pin in the top of the ribbon. I am now able to find the pin and pull that instead of fumbling to find the ribbon.
I hated that I was spending more time lacing the dress up than practicing it. Now, with these few small adjustments, its still a hassle, just a little easier!
Oh! and tip number three. Watch out for the fur balls that think your costume is the most fun toy to come around!
Fourth, as you can see the ribbon I used is the thinnest I could find. I switched out the original which was a thick rope thing and put this one in its place. The dress almost unravels itself, which is just what you want when you're reaching blindly behind your back. I give the credit for this tip ti none other than the wonderful Bombshell Betty!
Now, come to the Elbo Room on June 14th to see the dress unlace!