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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2005 11:10:39 AM »

Thanks! I definately learned a lot during this process. I've never made muslin mock-ups before and I made THREE this time around, plus I've never drafted my own pattern and I had to this time. It was very hit or miss and I think I just lucked out. The dress itself was beyond simple once I had the design figured out, it was getting the dress to STAY UP without a fitted waist that was the tricky part.
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2006 08:36:42 AM »

I don't know if anyone suggested this yet but you could sew a strapless bra into the bust piece.

« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2006 07:01:03 PM »

I know you've finished it and it looks beautiful.  But for future reference, I had a really cute strapless sundress that had some sort of thin rubbery stuff (which I've also found on my good strapless bras) that helps keep the fabric from slipping down your skin.  That plus a stiffer interfacing between the outer fabric and lining, and a snug fit around the bust would be sufficient. 

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« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2006 04:56:10 PM »

it's not much, but these might help keep the bust where it should be


also, cap sleeves would look lovely with that dress, tho it might be a little too low for them

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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2006 10:59:22 AM »

This would take you out of the picture, but I had a lady in China make my wedding dress for $130. The "store" version was $1100. My sister is getting an amazing dress made for $180 and I think the retail on it is like $3000, but both of ours had a lot of detail and beading/etc, so this dress would be even cheaper I'm sure.

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