1. Seams are the bane of my existence. If you look at the area I circled, you’ll see that the seams were snipped (in an actual stage worn costume) in order to ease the tension that’s created because the line curves. It’s a really good and effective solution to the puckering I’ve been getting on my costume and I had always anticipated that I was going to end up doing that.
But after working with the insane amount of fraying there’s been… I reeeeeally don’t want to leave any part of it that exposed.
2. I’ve also been debating whether I should stay true to what’s done in the UK costumes and have it close in the back with hooks and eyes (unlike the US ones which lace up in the back and zip up the front) The problem with the UK one is that it’s going to be a huge bitch to try on.
3. I swear to god this is the only version of the costume with a rounded neckline.
ever features a sweetheart neckline and I am genuinely torn between sticking to the more common look, or going with Katy Treharne’s. I do feel that the sweetheart is more distinctive though…