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new strapless dresses for spring

Kookie2 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am making two of the new spring patterns for strapless dresses for my teenage daughter. One dress will be her prom dress that is made out of tafeda. I am unsure how to insert bra supports along with boning. How are bra inserts used in fancy dresses and everyday strapless dresses?

Thanks,

ann

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  1. suesew | | #1

    If you cut your lining seams a little bigger you can sew a channel in them to hold your boning - this works especially well with princess lines. Just sew the seam and then sew a second seam in the seam allowance making a channel to hold the boning. The seam at the top edge will stop the boning on that end and you can sew across the boning channel on the bottom at the waist to keep it in place.
    Bra cups can be tacked to the lining of the dress. Bra cups will not support a breast that needs bra support unless the dress is skin tight just undr the bust line. Bra cups are used more often to simply fill out the bodice front a little.

    1. Kookie2 | | #3

      Thanks! Sounds like a great idea.  Now, I am really excited about sewing the dresses.

      Annmiller

  2. ElonaM | | #2

    Take a look at this article for some tips. The author, Susan Khalje, has written a terrific book called Bridal Couture, which has tons of helpful photos. Even if you don't buy the book, try to take a look at it in a bookstore. It will help you a lot with the bustline problems. Also, I think a search of the Threads website might turn up another article or two on the subject, because the magazine has run several in the past.

    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00165.asp



    Edited 3/24/2005 12:12 pm ET by Elona

    1. Kookie2 | | #4

      Thanks, I will read the article.

      ann

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