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Message Board > Bridal and Formalwear Sewing > Combining all the Layers ( Moderated by MissCelie)

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Combining all the Layers
How to attach the under-structure to the dress?
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Date: 8/26/12 1:58 AM

I'm making my sister's wedding dress - this is the inspiration.

So far, I've made:
1. the corselette, lined, with petticoat attached. It has a hook-and-eye closure)
2. dress in fashion fabric. It has an invisible zip closure.

Now I'm not sure how to go about attaching the two. The books I have suggest only to attach the two at the neckline seam.
But how?
Do I make a facing for the dress that I flip to the inside of the corselette?
Do I use bias binding?

I should also mention that she's getting married in the middle of December, which for us South Africans means rather hot weather. So I'm trying my best to use as few layers as possible.

Thanks everyone!

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Date: 8/26/12 9:23 AM

Gertie has a nice tutorial on this
http://www.craftsy.com/class/Sew-Retro-Perfect-Fit-Bombshell-Dress/29

she hand stitched the fashion material onto the corset, then hand stitched the lining in

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Date: 8/27/12 1:00 AM

I just finished the same thing. I lined the dress and then hand stitched the corselette to the dress around the top. Wedding was just a couple weeks ago so we also tried to reduce layers. With the petticoat I found I didn't need to line the skirt although it was underlined. I did have to line the bodice to help the boning to not show.

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Date: 8/30/12 5:32 PM

I made my wedding dress (and wore it last month! good times :p) and attached all my (7) layers at the neckline only.

For your two layers, I would attach them with RST, clip the seam allowances for the corselette layer, and notch the seam allowance for the fashion fabric layer.

I would then understitch the seam allowance for fashion fabric to the corselette layer, or prickstitch it so that it will stay inside.

I've done this quite a few times on sweetheart necklines and it's worked a treat.

If you are interested, please see here for some photos. There should be a photo showing the inside of the neckline for my bridesmaid's dress.

HTH

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Follow the progress of my wedding dress in the making and other distracting projects at: http://smoonbeam.blogspot.com/

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Date: 8/31/12 8:28 AM

I have done the same thing as Alice on a dress I'm working on. However, it's not done yet and the bride is due for a fitting, so I can't say for sure how it will work.

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