She got the garment on with a little help, the last time she wore it, there was no zipper up the front so she could just slide it on like a coat, but now there is a zipper and the front is sewn up so it's more like a really long and heavy dress.
While she was wearing it, I noticed a weird problem with the shoulder. It was ridging up on the back of one side very obviously, and slightly on the other.
The next challenge was finding this thing:
It's usually in our room, but was in the first year room, which was locked and the key in a box with a combination lock, who's combination none of us could remember. >_< I wont say how myself and another student got in, ingenuity I guess, the hard part was getting the key back in the box. :)
What does it do you ask? well it's a ruler on a stand, with a little metal hinged piece that almost looks like a gator mouth.
I had her stand on a little stepping stool to make sure the length was right. The ruler and the sliding metal piece allow you to move your hem line up or down to pin. In the end, it means you will have an even hem all the way around your dress. I did pin this from one edge of the train to the other as always floor length, but I may angle it down so the dress trails more in back.
And now a shot of my model Liz Eaton in the dress from behind,
And from the front!