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Looking for “bridal loops”

DebbB | Posted in General Discussion on

My daughter is getting married In January, and I have agreed to make her wedding dress. The pattern she chose states the necessity of “bridal loops” to fasten the buttons. What is this, and where can these be purchased. Staff members of the fabric store we purchased the gown fabric from had no idea what “bridal loops” are.

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    MrsRussell | | #1

    Bridal loops are often sold in stores that sell braids and trimmings etc. They are sold by the meter/yard

    shelly in Jerusalem

    1. DebbB | | #4

      Thank you for this information. I shall contact other fabric shops in this area.DebbB

  2. SewNancy | | #2

    If you can't find them, you can make long bias tubes and make the loops yourself. You can mark them on paper, sew across them and then remove the paper. They are not hard to make. Claire Schaeffer says that if the tube is easy to turn they are too fat. Also after making the tube, wet them and stretch out and pin un til dry.
    Nancy

  3. ixs | | #3

    Many years ago I bought a one of a kind dress from a bridal shop that made their dresses---any way you wanted. At one time, bridal gowns weren't thought to be well made if they had a zipper and not bridal loops. I'm sure if you went on the web, you could find a place that sold them, as I have seen them at many fabric shops.

    Hope things go well for you. It's a big job.

  4. SkiNsew | | #5

    Here is an online store that sells them.------Just one more option.

    http://www.newarkdress.com/bridalgown.html

    Mary

  5. carolfresia | | #6

    The Newark Dress link shows you what these are--basically small elastic loops attached to a braid-like flange. You sew the flange into the facing (or lining) seam, the way you would piping, and the loops extend toward the opposite side for buttoning.

    Although a long row of covered or round pearl buttons are traditional on a wedding gown, you can also engineer the dress so that it has an invisible or lapped zipper that really holds it closed, and buttons and loops over that more for decoration than for function.

    Carol

  6. HeartFire | | #7

    you need to pick up a copy of "Bridal Couture" by Susan Khalje. If you are doing a wedding dress this is the one book you can not do without - she gives detailed instructions on how to insert the bridal loops for the buttons, as well as all the rest of the construction.

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