The dress is actually a two piece thing. The skirt was a little on the snug side - I could do with losing maybe an inch of my hips. Fine. No problem.
The top, on the other hand, gaps by a MASSIVE 6 - 8 INCHES!!!!!
Heart broken barley covers it.
Now, here's the REAL problem. Because of the embroidery on the dress, it can't be altered. So there are three choices:
- Lose 2 stone by June 13 - the final fitting
- Have a NEW top made, at great expence
- Have an aditional, removable 'panel' made and remove the buttons from the back of the bodice, repacing them with a lace up.
Having a new one made is OUT OF THE QUESTION. There is no way I can jusitfy the expence. After all, I am fatter now because I have over indulged myself. Now I am suffering for it. If I had gained weight through something which was not my fault in the slightest, then maybe.... But that's not the case. I am a troff-monster! And lazy too.
So we're having the panel made. It will cost (approx £60.00) but nothing like as much as having a new top made! How it works is this: An additional section is made out of the same fabric. It is fastened into the back of the top where the gap is (with hooks and eyes I think). The buttons on the top are replaced with loops, and the dress is drawn together - very adjustable - with a green 'ribbon' in a corset style. This way, regarless of whether I stay the same shape, lose wight, or (god forbid) GAIN weight, the dress will still fasten and look nice.
However! Tonight I am off to areobics! ALL alcohol and sweet, tempting foods are OFF the menu 7 days a week! It's time to go hard core with the weight loss. It's no longer a case of take my time because I have all the time in the world. I have until the 13th of June to get trim - and STAY TRIM!