Wedding dress help please?

abc12345July 19, 2007

Has anyone ever used button loop tape and buttons instead of back zipper?

I guess basically the tape goes on one side and buttons on other but any ideas how I could sew some kind of privacy flap under the seam? I mean if the loops are elastic I could see that the opening may separate and gap a little in places now and then while dancing or something.

Or...if I put in the zipper, is there a way I could cover it with a flap of fake buttons? Maybe with lace on each side of the flap?

I just really like buttons on the back of gowns, but not sure how to do it nicely.

Thanks for any advice or ideas.

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When you sew the loop side on, take a piece of fabric doubled to the size you want and sew it on with the loop tape. That will be on the inside and provide a tab. You can read articles about this by googling it. Here is one.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bridal dress sewing

    Bookmark   July 19, 2007 at 10:48AM
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I haven't used it, but I have worked in bridal shops. I can tell you that many dresses have zippers up the back, and non-functional buttons sewn to the overlap. Sometimes they are sewn all the way down the train, as well.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2007 at 6:19PM
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