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kbtorre
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Getting closer to completion...

Postby kbtorre » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:21 am

Getting closer to finishing the dress...

I've seen some photos where they show a belt attached to the inside of the bodice. It seems these belts keep the bodice from shifting. Is this actually the case and are they recommended?


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Re: Getting closer to completion...

Postby Heather » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:05 am

The purpose of the inner tape is to take the strain off of the buttons. I don't use them, personally, I just sew the buttons on really well. I have found that if your bodice is loose, and you use the tape to hold the bodice in place, then if you attach it to only the back seams it works ok. Otherwise, it tends to bump out the bodice in weird areas with the excess room.
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Re: Getting closer to completion...

Postby kbtorre » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:45 am

If you look at the front of the bodice, you'll notice a bit of a twist near the last lower buttons. I was just wondering, if I put a tape and attach it to the back seam only, if that would help straighten out the twist. I think I'll give it a try, the worse that could happen is that it doesn't do anything and I just take it out.
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Re: Getting closer to completion...

Postby Heather » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:28 am

Ha, if that is all your worried about, then I doubt the tape will fix it. To me, it looks more like bodice is placed on the mannequin off-center, and you just need to straighten it out. Also, most bodies are asymmetrical, so it might look straight on you, but then be askew on the dress form. Personally, I wouldn't stress over it.

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