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parallax
« Reply #730 on: December 15, 2006 12:11:08 PM »



What I have been doing lately is only sewing half the waistband to the back part and over lapping the straps by at least 4".  That gives me the coverage and the waistband being a bit on the tight side gives the support.  Plus added bonus of not having to use more fabric than needed. 


I don't quite understand..are you only sewing the waistband to the back edge (and not front edge) or are you not folding the waistband in half and leaving a raw edge?  How thick does your waistband end up being?
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peariso
« Reply #731 on: December 15, 2006 12:41:11 PM »

parallax -  my waist band ends up being around 5"  and I don't fold it over but i do finish the edge on the top.  yes I'm only sewing the waist band to the back edge.  The straps are sewn to the waist band. 

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« Reply #732 on: December 15, 2006 01:25:17 PM »

peariso- You're a genius! Shocked  I would never have thought of doing that!  Cheesy  It seems like the perfect solution!
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« Reply #733 on: December 15, 2006 01:52:53 PM »

thanx Loveliness but i can't take credit for it.  prettyandpetite was the one who came up with it.  I'm just really good at the knock offs.   Wink
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« Reply #734 on: December 15, 2006 02:58:57 PM »

I love the lace idea--I have lots of stretch lace that would work with your idea!!

Thanks to all of you for the variations, tips, suggestions, fabrics, etc.  ha ha --I also learned a whole lot about my serger, thanks to this thread!
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« Reply #735 on: December 16, 2006 10:34:39 AM »

here's the infinity dress alwaysinmyroom made for my dance!  this isn't the best pic of the dress, i will get better shots of the full thing later, but here's an idea of the top of it



haha and thats my boyfriend zeke.

thanks alwaysinmyroom!
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« Reply #736 on: December 17, 2006 10:04:22 AM »

thanx Loveliness but i can't take credit for it.  prettyandpetite was the one who came up with it.  I'm just really good at the knock offs.   Wink

You're much better at drawing to show how to do it too :-P So much simpler than my pictures!!

I'm glad it's a good solution for anyone with back/bra issues!!
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« Reply #737 on: December 17, 2006 05:35:09 PM »



How do you do that???
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I'll post pictures when its all done, and I find my camera.

I have to partially take it apart, because I didn't factor in how I was going to put on the straps.

Also, I wore one to a holiday party on Friday and got about a zillion compliments. I felt wonderful, and wore it until 3 am
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« Reply #738 on: December 18, 2006 05:51:40 AM »

Mine turned out lovely. Takes a bit of time figuring out how to wrap it best on you, but it's worth it. Just look at all the pictures.
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« Reply #739 on: December 19, 2006 05:53:12 PM »

I made mine in pink stripe knit for the top and a faux suede for the bottom (had to elastic the waist for the suede.)

http://public.fotki.com/narcissaqtpietoo/winter-blues/1004217.html

http://public.fotki.com/narcissaqtpietoo/winter-blues/1004218.html


I am going to make MANY MORE of these with different fabrics. This is going to be my main dress for summer 07!!!
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