SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Creative Sewing > Putting together a dress ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Putting together a dress
How to connect a skirt to a bodice
NeemieNinj
NeemieNinj
Member since 9/19/11
Posts: 8
Send Message

      



Date: 5/31/12 2:22 PM

Hello Patternreviewers!

Had a question for anyone out there who's worked with both corsets and skirts. I am making a dress that will have a boned corset (boned only at the edges and not in multiple panels) that reaches just below the bust and a long skirt to create an empire waist baby doll dress.

What's the best way to connect the two? Sew the skirt to the inner side of the bodice so it falls somewhat "upside-down", or sew it in between the layers of the bodice before I close it? Are there any other ways you might suggest?

arianamaniacs
starstarstarstar
arianamaniacs  Friend of PR
Advanced
Austria
Member since 6/11/04
Posts: 1498
Send Message

      



In reply to NeemieNinj <<


Date: 6/1/12 3:15 AM

I work with boned bodices on my Elizabethan and Rococo dresses. When you say it's boned at the edges, I'm assuming that you mean at the side seams.
The problem I hear that you're having is that the inside doesn't look finished like a normal lined dress. In this case, I think
I would suggest building it the way wedding dresses are sewn. Just sew the to the bodice as normal. Then you can finish the seam on the inside with a serger, or bias binding.
In my Rennaisance dresses, I fold a few inches at the top of the skirt towards the inside, so that the part I sew to the dress is a finished edge.
Another thing I've seen done is to sew a narrow waistband on the skirt, and then handsew the waistband inside the bottom of the corset so that the waistband no longer shows.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Creative Sewing >> Putting together a dress

Merchants on PR

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Reconstructing History


Reconstructing History
Web site

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Deals!

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

Style Arc sewing dress patterns


Patterns That Fit
Web site

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts
Fun with Fitting - BODICE w Darts

Register

Simplicity 2556

photo
by: WinterQuee...

Review
You Sew Girl Panel Bag

You Sew Girl Panel Bag

Buy Now
Petite Plus Patterns Easy Wrap Dress

Petite Plus Patterns Easy Wrap Dress

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.