Some brides just expect that the dress will do more than it can possibly do.
The only thing holding this dress together is this strap with 3 small hooks and eyes with a small one inch under-flap. Again like with lace dresses these days, the lining is knit so it stretches and the lace screams/
does not stretch. While the bride wanted the side seams to be taken in 2 inches so that the dress was skin tight from armhole to thighs, this also places even more stress on those 3 hooks!
I suggested the under-flap be extended and a big snap added. A piece of nude woven polyester lining fabric triple thick was added inside.
First, the male side was attached and then chalk is rubbed on the tip before placing over the location where the female side would be for accurate marking.
Here it is snapped shut and secure….off the body. Once tried on, the snap kept popping open when she took a breath and the hooks were straining, so I thought it would need to be lengthened more and more snaps added.
To take in the side seams (red lines), the boning in the short facing had to be detached and moved over.
Meanwhile the bride says she wants more seams taken in under the bust to be snugged right up under the bust and tighter and tighter to be a shelf for the bunnies. This photo shows the pins:
Once everything is snugged up, the lining had to be hand tacked along the top edge where the pins are placed to keep it from sneaking up and out:
The last view is of the front slit and back bustle…yes, this Faviana Glamour gown slit ends right at the panty line.
Thank you to Anne of Pretty Grievances for the generous loan of her apropos phrase,”Bunnies in the Hutch”.
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