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Topic: Really low back dress/open back dress?  (Read 2136 times)
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« on: October 11, 2013 10:39:54 PM »

Okay, so my sister wants me to make her a homecoming dress for her dance.
She basically wants this. But I'm a little weary about how to go about the open backed dress while still giving her support and making sure everything stays up and inplace. I've never done a low back dress like this before and I was wondering if anyone had any advice or tips or suggestions on how to tackle this?
Her dance is in a week and I need to get it finished before then! Thanks in advance for your help!

« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013 03:22:50 PM »

Looks like there it are  bracups over wich the fabric is pleated  and than a cris cross  bra strap is sewn on too.
See if she has a good fitting halter bra you can use too frankenstein it with .

Dont  know wich size she has , but since you are asking about support , and everything staying in place , if she has a larger  bust size  i would pick another dress.
Cups are hard to get in bigger sizes .

« Last Edit: October 13, 2013 03:24:13 PM by Nofuelleft » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013 11:37:23 AM »

This is what I have done so far (the detailing is only pinned on so far, to get the idea of the finished dress. I changed it so the midsection is full fabric instead of showing. I have molded bra cups I still need to insert into the lining. I also made the back a bit different: Instead of keeping it around the neck halter style, I crossed it over right between her shoulder blades so that it might give her more support without putting strain on her neck.
She's about a B/C cup and she's a bigger girl. I just want this dress to be supportive and not feel like it's not holding up right. I tried it on her and I'm going to try and fix the sides so they fit nicer and don't pucker out, though I'm still working on how to do that.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2013 12:44:07 PM by aceybaby » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013 01:20:36 PM »

I think you made some really smart changes to the design.
Will look a lot better , not so cheap....

Maybe add some boning to the top part , next to the side seams and on the back part.
It wont pucker  and it will stay up for sure.

« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2013 09:55:39 AM »

Yeah, she liked the design of the front and the open back style. But she wanted something classier. So I thought these changes would be perfect. I don't think I have any boning on hand, but I'll definitely check. I can't believe i didn't think of adding boning in! thank you!

« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014 04:34:37 AM »

I have been shopping online from last 3 years. I have got many beautiful maxi dresses at this store.
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