I am about to make my first wedding dress; does anyone have any advice re building a boned foundation to underpin the dress- which will be bias draped from hip to shoulder, with long slender skirt. I want it to give the bride a good uplift, without requiring a bra. Genevieve.
Threads had a great article on "building a better bust" earlier this year, and most advanced sewing books and books on period costumes do a good job of explaining the construction of corsets. Be careful when googling for "corsets," as there are all kinds of kinky websites listed under that subject!
genevieve: I can not recommend Susan Khalje's books enough. They got me through making my daughters Wedding dress last summer! She has very practical advice on boning and other "secrets".
Genevieve, I am making a similar dress at present although not cut on the bias. I was given advice on this site to have a look at the threads magazine with " build a better bust " article and found it to have great tips that I have now subscribed to threads. Can,t wait for it to arrive. I made the foundation skin tight from canvas and boned it but my daughter found it uncomfortable so we put some thin moulded cups in and they have worked really well and has a good uplift bearing in mind I got her to lift her bust slightly when fitting the canvas. I am very pleased with the result. Good luck
thank you twinscott, and others who have replied. I am about to start on the foundation - will get some cups to insert. Have found Susan Khalje's book on the internet - wish I could look at it before buying - but I can't find a source which has it in stock locally. Any Melbourne Australia readers know of a local bookshop which might stock it? regards Genevieve.
genevieve, you will not regret purchasing the book! It is a great source of info on "dressier clothes" :)
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