A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
152 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: adding boning to thin cotton dress  (Read 616 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
« on: May 12, 2009 02:30:01 AM »

i just made a gorgeous dress that i'm in love with (although it's not yet hemmed and has no straps). it's very form-fitting, so i'd like to add boning to smooth out my figure. what's the best way to attach the boning? the dress itself is just basic quilter's cotton, and i haven't decided if i want to use cheap plastic boning from joann's, or something more substantial, like heavy duty cable ties.

btw, the dress is very similar to this: http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/swingdress.html, but it's kelly green instead of red.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 05:58:39 AM »

If you get the kind from Joann's, I think you can sew right over it, and attach it directly.  Otherwise, you could sew it into your seam allowances, if they're big enough, or use bias tape to create boning channels (that's probably what I'd do).

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009 06:01:56 AM »

well, the seams on my dress aren't all vertical (i have a waistband round the middle, and the darts on the bust don't like up with the seams in the skirt), plus i'd rather not have the boning be noticeable from the outside, but maybe i could add a lining? i'm not sure how i'd attach it though since i don't want to line the whole thing.
I cann't quiet the creative monkey in my head!
Offline Offline

Posts: 1223
Joined: 25-Nov-2007

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009 06:51:54 AM »

You can just line the top part where you want to add the boning.  You would have to sew it aroung the top of the dress but I think so that it wouldn't 'ride' up you might have to take the bottom of the lining to the dress. 

Queen of the Waffles
Offline Offline

Posts: 1105
Joined: 10-Feb-2005

View Profile
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 05:34:47 PM »

You could do it how they did it in the olden days and just wear a girdle underneath. Boning can be kind of bumpy on thin fabric.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands