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Celestina in White

Added Jul 20, 2008

by vanimaandune

Sometown, Ohio, ...




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This has been done for a while now, but I’ve just got around to posting it. Making adjustments to Celestina was tricky. I’m petite with a small bust and the neat details of Celestina are in the torso. It came out somewhat imperfectly but still wearable. List of changes:

- Changed shape of neckline

- Shortened torso

- Narrowed the insets (If I were going to make this dress again, I wouldn’t do this, I’d find somewhere else to take out the length).

- Lengthened the skirt

- Added insets to the skirt to give it more circumference.

I didn’t end up taking any of the torso length out where the sleeves are, which was a mistake. The sleeves didn’t fit right (I couldn’t raise my arms), and I ended up adding an insert in the underarm effectively shrinking the size of the armhole.

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Thanks to Lauriana for advice on alterations.

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    May 17, 2009, 03.29 PMby sewan

    I would like to make a Celestina too. I’m only a beginner, but I would like to lengten it under the knee… Can I just add some lengt without other changes?

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    Jul 21, 2008, 04.24 AMby ladymacbeth86

    The toile (or muslim) looks very good, thoguh I have to say I observe that the top of the armhole, where the shoulder is, looks a little tight and I wonder if you had any problems fitting your shoulders into it.

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