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« on: November 25, 2004 10:32:24 AM »

ok so theres the 'winter ball' next week, and of course my bf only got round to telling me hed like me to go last night.. And owing to my busy schedule during the day i decided it wd be easiest to make a dress  Roll Eyes silly i know.. anyways.
Ive got a really simple pattern basically of a strapless top, made in 5 pieces (bodice front&back, front of skirt, 2 back pieces of skirt) but ive got a couple of questions.. (im not used to working with patterns)
firstly Ive just realised that it has boning in the pattern, but i dont really fancy that, and my time limit doesnt really allow for it.. will there be any drastic consquences if i miss it out? (im not blessed with curves Smiley)
secondly the pattern has a lining covering the interfacing bit of the bodice, is there any reason why i cant miss this out to save time? (if im only going to wear the dress once)
lastly i really want to do something along the lines of this dress www.simplicity.com/designFrame.cfm?designId=9259&design=5672  at the back (the sort of laced up bit) - is there any reason why i cant cut into the bodice on the pattern ive got and add this in?

Thanks in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2004 11:08:39 AM »

The pattern you want your dress to look like, I did.  Well.. the black one.  I left out the interfacing and the boning and it turned out fine.  I did, however, end up needing straps because the dress wouldn't hold up.  I did use lining though, that seemed to help. I don't think that cutting out the back would be a big deal.  I would suggest that you make the entire dress, then cut out the back.  Use loops on the edges of the back so you can lace it up.  I hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2004 11:11:25 AM »

If you're not curvy, you should probably put the boning in.  You don't want it falling down on you!
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004 11:41:22 AM »

If you're not curvy, you should probably put the boning in. You don't want it falling down on you!

I'm like a stick... not using boning was fine.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004 01:23:09 PM »

If you're not curvy, you should probably put the boning in. You don't want it falling down on you!

I'm like a stick... not using boning was fine.

I thought you said you needed to add straps?

I'm very curvy and still add boning in strapless stuff.  It just makes me feel a bit more secure.
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2004 01:10:09 PM »

Oh, when I said the dress wouldn't hold up... well, it was complicated as to why it wouldn't.  In my case, it didn't have to do with leaving out the boning.  I'm sorry I wrote it that way!  Smiley  Anyway, I'm sure that with the lace up back, the dress will be very secure, but thats up to you.
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