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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2008 11:41:54 AM »

Thanks!  Okay, as far as the ensembles go, the groom will be wearing a burgundy colored tailcoat suit, a matching orange shirt (which I tailored myself, buy that was FUN) and a lime green, satin tie.  We haven't decided on the shape yet.  My skirt will have a crinoline to make it poofy, a bottom layer of said lime green satin, and a top layer of burgundy chiffon.  Yeah baby!

As for my crinoline help: I have a waistband, and two tiers of material cut out for the lining, as well as three twenty inch wide, 120 inch long strips of crinoline.  I am thinking that I will sew the crinoline to the top of the bottom layer, so that it will all be on the outside.  Is this wrong?  Should the crinoline edges be sewn inside the seam?  Am I going about this in a backwards way?

« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2008 11:58:08 AM »

Really nice work!

You'll probably get more responses for crinoline help over on the Questions forum. Some folks have already asked.

What you're doing for the crinoline sounds okay. I'd be careful about any seams that could pull out and end up hanging out from under the dress.

It's good that you're using something for the inside layer other than nylon net. This is because nylon net snags your nylons. You can either sew the net to it, or have it as a free hanging lining.

You can either gather a whole lot of tiers, one sewn to the one above (there's several folks who have made patchwork skirts this way on this blog, and they report that it is time consuming), or you can gather ruffles and sew them to a base, which is also time-consuming. I've seen crinolines done both ways. You can also sew fishing line to the bottom of the ruffle, zig-zagging over it, to make the edge stiffer and fluffier.

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2008 03:07:42 PM »

That's beautiful!

Please please please! post the finished project. I'm dying to see it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2008 07:57:50 PM »

Oh I will, no worries there.  Lots of wedding pictures to come.  Now I have to work up the courage to start on my petticoat....

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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2008 12:22:33 AM »

brave beautiful unconvential. i've looked at the pic of your corset several times. i really want to see the pics of the completed dress. best wishes on your happy day, in advance.

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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2008 09:22:02 AM »

this is fabulous and the fact that it's orange is twice as fabulous!

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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2008 12:15:19 PM »

Love the colour and shape!!!  Can't wait to see the rest.

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« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2008 12:36:09 PM »

Sweeeeeeeet!!! I love love love everything about it!! I anxiously await pics of the finished product along with everyone else!! Smiley
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2008 01:02:15 PM »

Beautiful and unique!  I can't wait to see the completed look!

it looks great! a word of advice though, use grommets rather than eyelets. the eyelets will rip out (ive experiance this it sucks big time.) and there a pain to put in but so worth not ruining your hard work.

What is the difference, may I ask?  I always thought they were more or less the same thing.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008 05:08:29 PM »

What is the difference, may I ask?  I always thought they were more or less the same thing.

Eyelets only have prongs that bend back to hold it to the fabric, while grommets have a washer that goes on the back and it adds more support to the fabric so it doesnt rip out. grommets are hammered in with a grommet setting set or professional grommet press.
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