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Nancyjan
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Date: 6/29/13 8:15 PM

I'm going to attempt to make a dress for my daughter wedding. I want to cover my shoulder, from neck to the top of the bodice, with power mesh and no shoulder seams. Does anyone know how to do this? I can't find a pattern.

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Date: 6/29/13 9:45 PM

Nancy - no shoulder seams would be tricky, especially to get the shape right. I have done mesh illusion shoulders and arms but there were seams. Maybe some of our costumers will be able to help?

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Date: 6/30/13 0:23 AM

I would pin the back and front pieces together at the shoulder, then lay them flat and trace a 1 piece pattern.

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Date: 6/30/13 10:05 AM

Basically what diane s said.

What I do when I want no shoulder seams is to make a mock up of the shoulder area/upper bodice using a stretch fabric and having shoulder seams. Adjust the fit on the mock up until you have the snug fit you want and the neckline shape and placement you want.

Once you have a good fit, then use the mock up as a pattern to cut from the power/illusion mesh. The mock up is essential since once you eliminate the shoulder seams you have no place to make adjustments once you cut it out of your final fabric.

Make sure you don't make it so snug that you can't get it on and off comfortably -- BTDT.

Good Luck!!!

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