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Posted on:3/19/12 5:53 PM
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Gendun said... (2/20/13 1:50 AM) Reply
IT's very pretty! Have you considered adding a piece of lace horizontally to raise the neckline? It might be lovely in white and your fabric would make it look like a design feature.
JenniferMM said... (3/22/12 12:01 PM) Reply
Very pretty!
AuntieShel said... (3/20/12 8:41 PM) Reply
Your dress is gorgeous and fits you so perfectly--the gaping front, as you said, is not noticeable in the pic. Not sure what you can do to fix it, but am very sure there is a fix. Hope you do, cuz it would be a shame not to get lots of wear from this beautiful dress.
tigergirl said... (3/20/12 7:22 PM) Reply
I hope you can do some sort of fix, it would be such a shame to have this dress wasted.
norie creates said... (3/19/12 11:02 PM) Reply
Wow! This is a beautiful dress! The gaping doesn't look bad at all.
prostheticsgirl said... (3/19/12 10:45 PM) Reply
Super cute and love your fabric choice
jlg said... (3/19/12 9:13 PM) Reply
So pretty in the picture.
MaryDB said... (3/19/12 8:46 PM) Reply
That dress is darling on you! Nice job.
penelopey4 said... (3/19/12 7:58 PM) Reply
Wow, thanks for the ideas, ladies!! I'm hopeful now that I can fix it! :)
PattyE said... (3/19/12 7:44 PM) Reply
I think Hollywood Fashion Tape would be perfect for your neckline issue. It's a lovely dress.
LorrieAnn said... (3/19/12 7:34 PM) Reply
oh, gosh, I didn't mean to imply your dress is a disaster - far from it.
LorrieAnn said... (3/19/12 7:33 PM) Reply
See if your library has "Sewing 911" by Barbara Deckert. It contains fixes for many sewing disasters, and if I recall correctly, she addresses using boning to make a very low-backed dress conform to the body....that might help the neckline problem....I hope you can make this gorgeous dress wearable to your satisfaction.
nellc said... (3/19/12 7:00 PM) Reply
Very pretty dress, I like the cut out in the back and your fabric is lovely.
penelopey4 said... (3/19/12 6:25 PM) Reply
CJgal, I did tack it by hand to see if that would help, but nope. I also considered putting a piece of boning in the facing to shape it my body. Any thoughts on that? Is boning even shapeable??
CJgal said... (3/19/12 6:21 PM) Reply
I think this is beautiful! I love the back especially. Could you possibly tack the neckline down by hand? I think you could make it work!
zoe said... (3/19/12 6:04 PM) Reply
Very cute dress!
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