SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

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

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Combining all the Layers
How to attach the under-structure to the dress?
Skaapie
star
Skaapie
SOUTH AFRICA
Member since 3/26/09
Posts: 197
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



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!

this

triangles

triangles
Member since 8/30/08
Posts: 53
Skill: Intermediate
Send Message

      



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

tinflutterby
tinflutterby  Friend of PR
California USA
Member since 8/9/11
Posts: 313
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      



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.

Alice Wang
starstar
Alice Wang
Surrey United Kingdom
Member since 5/18/11
Posts: 92
Skill: Advanced
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



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

couturemom
star
couturemom
North Carolina USA
Member since 7/19/11
Posts: 115
Skill: Expert/Couture
Send Message

      



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.

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Bridal and Formalwear Sewing >> Combining all the Layers

Merchants on PR

Boho Banjo art to wear


pdf sewing patterns
Web site

Patterns from the Past


vintage sewing patterns
Deals!

Nature's Fabrics


Natural & Organic Fabrics
Web site

Elliott Berman Textiles


Fabrics for Greater Ideas
Deals!

O! Jolly! Shop


Sweater knit fabrics
Deals!

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
Fit the Tee to a T
Fit the Tee to a T

Class Details

Online Class
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Class Details

StyleArc Monica Pant

photo
by: lah119

Review
Sew Chic LN1415

photo
by: velosewer

Review
Favorite Things Lounge Around Pattern

Favorite Things Lounge Around Pattern

Pattern Details
Claire Handbag Paper Pattern

Claire Handbag Paper Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.