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Posted on: 1/1/09 7:28 AM
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I found this idea in an old Australian Stitches magazine.
To stop dress/top straps from slipping off your shoulders, insert elastic into the straps when making your garment.
Make sure you only make the elastic slightly shorter than the straps or else they will really dig in!
I used clear elastic in my Kwik Sew top here. The magazine demonstrated with regular elastic.
Either way it stops those pesky straps slipping off all the time and makes it easier to hide your bra straps underneath!

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KateS said... (1/30/09 6:50 AM) Reply
Craftygamma the pattern number is 2955, it was originally a dress pattern that I shortened to a top when trying to work out a full bust alteration for it :)
sewtime said... (1/27/09 7:56 PM) Reply
Thanks for this idea!!
bkool said... (1/23/09 6:26 PM) Reply
Good tip. I have more-than-average slope from the base of the neck to the shoulder, so I'll give this a try. Thanks.
craftygamma said... (1/19/09 7:53 AM) Reply
What is the Kwik Sew Pattern number. I would like to try this for my daughter.
Sarah J Doyle said... (1/5/09 6:25 PM) Reply
Good idea, and I agree with Joann Eidhoff about making sure the ends of the straps begin between your shoulder blades -- this has always worked for me too.
Joann Eidhoff said... (1/2/09 7:05 AM) Reply
Another way to stop slipping straps is to be sure the ends of the straps in the back begin between your shoulder blades. This has worked every time for me.
 
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