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From: K8_Dog
Date: 04-02-2005, 02:20 AM (1 of 6)
I'm working on an evening dress for a fancy fundraiser I have to attend for work. I chose New Look pattern 6401 because it's pretty close to a designer dress I saw in a magazine. Here's my attempt at sharing the website:

I've chosen style A. Note how the bodice scoops down ALL the way in the front. Then note how the bodice is similarly low in the back. I guess this means a bra is out of the question. Do you all have some advice? I'm basically an A cup, so I don't need very serious coverage or support, but I'm not really excited about going to a formal event with NOTHING!!!

Fortunately, I'm only working on the practice dress for fitting and such, so I have a few days at least to figure something out.
User: K8_Dog
Member since: 05-05-2004
Total posts: 26
From: Chrysantha
Date: 04-02-2005, 02:48 AM (2 of 6)
If you go to your fabric/sewing shop they 'should' have 'cups' to sew into your dress....or you can go to a lingerie shop and buy those new silicone cups that 'stick' to your skin...they look like chicken cutlets. (in fact some are called cutlets) ( I think Victorias Secret has some...) If you have small breasts the small stick-on bras should work well...(skin colored if you're wearing white....) Fredricks of Hollywood, Victorias Secret, a better dept store.
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: paroper
Date: 04-02-2005, 04:45 AM (3 of 6)
My lovely daughter doesn't fill her tops very well. She uses the stick on type for evening gowns. They are great!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: K8_Dog
Date: 04-02-2005, 01:01 PM (4 of 6)
Thank you so much. I had no idea such a thing existed. I feared I would have to redesign the bodice or sew in some support. This is great!
User: K8_Dog
Member since: 05-05-2004
Total posts: 26
From: AndreaSews
Date: 04-02-2005, 01:12 PM (5 of 6)
Good luck. It's such a pretty design.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: SummersEchos
Date: 04-02-2005, 02:59 PM (6 of 6)
Beautiful dress, oh my to able to wear something like that, sighs. The stick on bras are sold at fabric stores too. I would get some and try them on when fitting your dress. The also sell bras that are constructed to show the front and your bare back. It sorta go around your waist. Hard to explain, but a store that sell good underwear will have what I am talking about. My youngest daughter has a large bust and small every where else. We have had to buy her a bra that she could wear with the backless dress. The stick on bra's just didn't do the trick for her. The sew in cups didn't give enough support unless the top was skin tight. Just another idea if you don't like the feel of the stick ons.

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
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