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Tips & Techniques > Buttonhole elastic on rhinestone strap

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Posted by: Changma
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Posted on: 6/2/14 4:39 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people   Very Helpful by 4 people   
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When making DD's prom dress, the way the strap was situated (right front over left shoulder to right rear) made it almost impossible to stitch into place. Also, the strap had no give at all, making it very difficult for a teen to dance the night away without popping a stitch. Hello, buttonhole elastic! I stitched a flat button onto the inside left back of the dress, then stitched a reasonable length of buttonhole elastic to the end of the strap. The strap had some give, was adjustable, and could be undone, making it easy to get the dress on and off.

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nitsel said... (6/15/14 3:28 PM) Reply
Great idea!!
HawaiianEi said... (6/3/14 6:55 PM) Reply
Great idea. I remember my mother sewing me into my prom dress. Had to sleep in it cause I came home way to late to wake her :_}!!!!
Changma said... (6/3/14 5:05 AM) Reply
Fixed it.
sacjeanie said... (6/3/14 0:36 AM) Reply
I was hoping to see the image on your URL link, but it comes up "Oops! Google Chrome could not find 2014-06-02 04.34.38.jpg"
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