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

Platinum Sponsor
Fashion Fabrics Club
Fashion Fabrics Club

Forum > Sewing Techniques and Tips > strapless dress ( Moderated by MissCelie)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
strapless dress
Need help with the top edge of a strapless dress
Shas
Shas
Member since 3/16/12
Posts: 9
Send Message

      



Date: 9/2/12 8:52 AM

The bridesmaid dress I am making has a strapless bodice that has a ruched crossover over the bust. The fabric is very soft and and although I have used interfacing and boned the bodice, the top edge is very soft - any ideas on how to make this 'stiffer'? The dress fabric is silk chiffon(very very lightweight) over a silk chameuse, also very lighweight. The dress is lined with an acetate satin.

clothingengineer
starstarstarstar
clothingengineer  Friend of PR
Connecticut USA
Member since 5/7/10
Posts: 511
Send Message

      



In reply to Shas <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/2/12 12:23 PM

Did you think of easing it in a bit with some cotton twill tape? I did this recently for a wrap blouse but I heard of people doing it to help stabilize the upper edge of a strapless bodice.

------
-- Anne
clothingengineer.com

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3404
Send Message

      



Date: 9/2/12 12:31 PM

If it's already almost done, and you don't want to change course on lining or interlining, maybe you could still just put a piece of like lining fabric over and cover some of that fake horsehair braid and even hand tack it along the inside of the top edge of it, if you felt it really needed it, and was not uncomfortable? I don't know what that might feel like to wear though?

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8408
Send Message

      



In reply to Shas <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 9/2/12 4:56 PM

Kenneth King says that basically the entire upper edge of a strapless bodice should be eased to twill tape, center front almost to underarms.

Shas
Shas
Member since 3/16/12
Posts: 9
Send Message

      



In reply to Elona <<


Date: 9/3/12 8:07 PM

Thank you - I think I will do that!

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. Sewing Techniques and Tips >> strapless dress

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets
Beginners Guide to Sewing Jackets

Register

Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket
Sew a Designer Unlined Jacket

Register

BurdaStyle Magazine 06-2012-119

photo
by: Heatherriq...

Review
Favorite Things Little Prairie Girl Pattern

Favorite Things Little Prairie Girl Pattern

Buy Now
Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Favorite Things Little Hip Skirts Pattern

Buy Now

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

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.