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Wedding Dress – Neckline and Corset Boning

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Here’s the latest status update on the dress and I must say that quite a lot has happened since my last post.

The top of the dress is looking pretty neat now :) Oh, and did I mention? Bow ties are cool.

The top of the dress is looking pretty neat now :) Oh, and did I mention? Bow ties are cool.

The Neckline

The neckline before trimming down the seam allowance and turning it.

The neckline before trimming down the seam allowance and turning it.

My prediction about this being a pain in the butt was spot on! I’m really glad I attached the lining like I did. Not only did it prevent the seam from fringing, but it also served as a guide for where to sew. Sewing the neckline wasn’t that hard really, it was just time-consuming. Then came the problem of trimming down the seam allowance and turning the darn thing right side out. Armed with a bamboo cooking chopstick, I managed to turn it without poking any holes in the dress. When the neckline was almost finished I noticed that it was  living a life of its own and refused to lie flat against the skin. The solution was to top-stitch the neckline so that outer layer was forced around the edge towards the inside.

The Boning

I practised sewing the bone channels on the green/blue/grey-ish dress and afterwards, I attacked the real deal. It was easier than I had thought. Since the neckline is very asymmetrical, I cut the bones so that one side would be longer and it would fit all the way. I didn’t think it would turn out that great so I’m very happy :) The bottom of the “corset” is lined with a cotton bias binding tape. I was very concerned about the risk of the bones “poking out” of the fabric and that’s why I chose a firm and “heavy” cotton. Luckily, I managed to find it in a nice off-white colour that matches the silk.

3 thoughts on “Wedding Dress – Neckline and Corset Boning

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