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grannymary
« on: August 28, 2014 10:13:05 PM »

I'm making an elsa costume for granddaughters and I'm having trouble figuring out how to attach the v shaped bodice to the skirt (at the point). Suggestions?
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steiconi
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2014 10:57:23 PM »

Are you making the skirt and bodice as separate pieces?  That would be easiest.
In that case, do you want the point attached permanently?  Use a swing tack--attach quilting thread to one piece, leave 1/2-1" of thread, then attach to the other piece. 
Or, do you want to be able to take them apart?  How about velcro?  A snap? 

OR, do you want to make the skirt and bodice into a dress, with a seam around the waist and down the point?
I've done it, It's a PITA--and I was using a commercial pattern.  To pattern it yourself, you'd have to make tucks in the skirt pattern to match the gathering, then cut down the front to match the bodice V--don't forget to add seam allowance back in.

A simpler one-piece option would be to finish the bottom of the bodice V AND the front of the skirt as if they were going to be separate (face the bottom of the V, put a waistband on the skirt), then seam the backs together like a dress.  Tack the V down to the skirt front.
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