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|Gorgeous Zoe Ball|
Zoe Ball was our fabulous host this year and opened the show in a dance with the professionals. This meant that she had to have a classy looking frock that she could move easily in. Vicky Gill created this column dress with a huge split up the back and batwing sleeves. We concealed 2 mic packs in the small of her back on an elastic belt and the cables were stuck to her side with micropore tape and a clip on her shoulder. The fabric was a stretch sequin with added stoning. She looked amazing and loved the dress so much Vicky made her another one in red for the second half. The dresses also stretched though as they were worn for long periods of time rather than just the 2 minutes of a dance. The first adjustment I made was to herringbone stitch in some elastic down the open back. Later on I took the seams in around the waist and a small amount in the seams between the sleeves and the chest as it had grown quite baggy there. Even the sleeve length stretched so I had to trim off 2 inches at the cuffs. The last alteration was a flesh coloured elastic strap from shoulder to shoulder hidden by her hair. This was to stop the shoulders of the dress slipping off her shoulders. Reading that back it sounds like quite a lot but they were fairly quick and easy alterations and thats always the best kind I find.