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Date: 5/1/13 8:48 PM

I was altering a prom dress and noticed the top edge had that clear, rubbery feeling line of whatever along the inside top edge to prevent slippage. This is silicon gel or rubber, yes? If not, what is it? Is it available for home sewers? I see it on some RTW styles and always forget to ask this question.

Would like to add to my arsenal of helpful fitting tools for my formalwear alteration business.

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Date: 5/1/13 10:04 PM

Is it the same that is also on strapless bras?
I have also seen it on edges of bike shorts to prevent riding up.
Maybe a bra making supply online vendor?

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Date: 5/2/13 6:21 AM

I found this older thread about this sort of thing:

Silicone Grip Bands

It has a link to RCT (Rose City Textiles) that is now broken, but I found this related, current link:

1/2" silicone grip at FabricLine.com (RCT)

My first thought was that since it's a silicone bead, you could always run down to the hardware store and get a tube of clear silicone and make your own, but it's not likely to look very professional for a formalwear alteration business!

There are some other links in the older thread. The only thing I could find at SewSassy was a different kind of gripper elastic which is, I think, not what you are looking for:

SewSassy gripper elastic

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Date: 5/2/13 6:39 AM

Yes, same thing.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing: Elna 760, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E. Coverstitch: Janome CP1000. Straight Stitch: Janome 1600P.

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Date: 5/2/13 6:40 AM

Thanks so much! I was googling different terminology as I didn't know what was called. Very helpful!!!

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing: Elna 760, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E. Coverstitch: Janome CP1000. Straight Stitch: Janome 1600P.

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Date: 5/2/13 9:46 AM

I remember someone here saying they used craft store "puffy" paint to give the same effect.

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Date: 5/2/13 2:18 PM

I have used the puffy paint -- I basically make a "track" with painter's tape and then apply the paint. The tape needs to be removed before the paint is completely dry.

I now have the gripper elastic (I think I got mine at Seattle Fabrics) and have used it as is (1" wide elastic with silicone bead down the centre). I have also trimmed down the elastic to more or less use just the silicone bead -- that requires the ability to "finish" the edges of the elastic in some way.

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Date: 5/7/13 1:28 PM

I've used the puffy paint on skirt waistbands. I squiggle it along the inside and let it dry overnight. It does an excellent job of holding things in. I like to use the "crystal" color. It is clear with a very subtle teeny sparkle.

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Date: 5/7/13 2:26 PM

Good to know these tips! Thanks all.

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Big 4 Pattern size 12, RTW bottom: 6, RTW jacket 8, RTW top (no size fits me well!)
Measurements: 34 HB/36 FB (34C bra)/27.5/36 (and working hard to keep it that way.)
Machines: Sewing: Elna 760, vintage Kenmore Model 33 (1967), Janome Gem Gold 3. Sergers: Babylock Imagine and Babylock Enlighten. Embroidery Only: Janome 300E. Coverstitch: Janome CP1000. Straight Stitch: Janome 1600P.

If you think your sewing is better than everyone else's around here, get out of my way b****. I hate sewing snobs.

My blog: www.phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com

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Date: 2/11/14 10:45 PM

Ryan's Mom this Silicone elastic Might be what you're looking for.

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