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Topic: Attaching a tail to a dress without ruining it... suggestions?  (Read 1977 times)
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« on: October 29, 2009 12:36:29 PM »

Hey everyone-
   I'm being super creative this year and have decided on a being a devil...  Tongue Wink  I'm wearing a cute red dress that zips up the back, and the usual devil horns and tail. (Still trying to figure out how to make a trident/pitchfork, but that's another story.)  Anyway, the tail I bought from Joann Fabrics has a safety pin on the back for attaching. Unfortunately, there's no good place to pin the tail, because the dress itself is really nice and I'd actually like to wear it again!

I'm trying to figure out a way to attach it to my dress without ripping or tearing the fabric. The zipper itself is one of those hidden things, so maybe there's a way I can poke a safety pin backwards through the dress (e.g., attach it to the inside and somehow have it facing out)... but I'm still freaked the weight of the tail will pull on it and then ruin the zipper.  Shocked

My sister suggested using an adhesive or sew-on magnet, but I don't know if there are any that are strong enough hold the tail up.

Anyone have any suggestions on how I can possibly do this? Thanks so much!

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2009 02:50:05 PM »

Pin it to some ribbon then tye it round your waste to incoprare it to the dress or some see threw/ fine elastic and do it that way.  or atach it to a belt do it that way, orrrrr put a little loop of elastic and find somthing to gently tie it to. Wold i tiny pin pric relly ruin the dress though ?

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