I went for a dress fitting today, for the blue dress that i bought before the "real" one, that i plan on wearing at night. When i bought the first dress, even though it was in size ginormous, the shop owner told me not a problem, we have a seamstress who can take it to pieces and rebuild it to fit you free of charge.... ace, i thought, and can you shorten it, as due to my dwarf like status it´s currently at granny length.... sure no problem.
so today i go and the sewing lady sticks the pins in the top.... fine..... then i ask her about taking it up. PROBLEM. "i can´t do that", she says "it´s impossible" sorry? it´s impossible? WTF? then when i asked her about taking up my real dress a few inches, she said it would depend on the fabric as to whether that was "possible" or not. what, so every 5ft 2" bride in the world has to wear stilts for the day ?????
I probably wouldn´t have bought the blue dress in the first place if they´d told me the length couldn´t be altered, now i am on the hunt for someone who can actually do what they say on the f*cking tin.
On the plus side i´ve got two trips back to the uk booked, one for oct, one for nov, so if i´m still struggling i´ll find someone there who hopefully can do it (if i can fit it in with all the shopping and drinking and shopping and drinking)
We are off to a fancy dress charity party where i work tonight. I have got a cowboy outfit, and i thought i´d dress antony and jacob up in red shorts, white t-shirts , fake tashes and draw 118118 on them.... job done!