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staciey
« on: October 28, 2009 02:16:10 PM »

Soooo I'm going to be starting a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and quite a low back. I haven't gotten very far on this project because I've stalled out on the fabric buying stage! This is going to be a floor length dress, so it's going to be heavy. This makes me think that I'm going to have to buy some fairly sturdy fabric, so that it will have enough integrity to hold itself up. However! This would most likely mean it would also be quite heavy, and the train wouldn't drape very nicely. Oh yeah, it's going to have a train too. Is this even going to be possible, or will I have to go with straps of some sort? Thanks for reading!
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009 02:30:46 PM »

You could either make the bodice of the sturdier fabric and then switch to a lighter weight fabric for the skirt, or you could use lighter weight fabric and line the bodice with sturdier fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009 02:35:28 PM »

You could either make the bodice of the sturdier fabric and then switch to a lighter weight fabric for the skirt, or you could use lighter weight fabric and line the bodice with sturdier fabric.
The second option sounds quite perfect! Maybe I should even take a journey into the mysterious land of interfacing... That would work too, right?
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009 02:42:27 PM »

Yes interfacing would help alot.
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staciey
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009 06:51:20 PM »

Okay! Thank you so much for the help. I think this is going to prove itself to be an adventure, for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2009 12:38:41 PM »

I know it sounds scary, but since it's strapless, you should probably use some boning for support (light-weight stuff should be good for your purposes). A good interior- waist stays, underlining, lining etc.- can aide in comfort and fit, and it shouldn't feel uncomfortable. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2009 01:36:48 PM »

Haha oh no! I was afraid the B word would pop up. I've never tried boning before, this is sort of exciting. But also scary, yes, quite scary.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2009 07:00:55 PM »

Interfacing and boning would both help you lots.  The other thing you could do is to make the dress in two layers.  Use, for example, a sturdier satin or sateen for the bottom layer, and make that a sheath or A-line (whatever suits best) and then do a top layer out of a very thin silk or chiffon, and make that the layer with the train.
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