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Date: 7/16/13 7:27 PM

I have a gorgeous dress of my mothers. I took out the shoulder pads (hate them). and i want to do something with the facing to keep it in place. I tried hand sewing and ended up with way to many ripples

ideas?

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Date: 7/16/13 8:24 PM

Can you stitch it in the ditch of the shoulder seam? If you ditch stitch the whole width of the facing it should help quite a bit if not completely.

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Date: 7/16/13 10:46 PM

pin the facing in place while you're wearing the dress, that way it will lay better
start with the shoulders like solosmocker mentioned, and tack loosely in the other places

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Date: 7/17/13 0:23 AM

thanx all. I was thinking later about just using several tacks along the way

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