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From: ssltd
Date: 01-27-2006, 03:36 AM (1 of 5)
OK, we did it! Just finally got this wedding dress to fit (I actually ripped the side seams and literally hand sewed my daughter into the dress !) We were actually laughing. What a relief.... Now for all the finishing/tacking of those layers & hem, not to mention the beading.
Laura! the satin binding looks great-it's about 1/2 inch all around the top, and I think because I cut it on the bias it had some stretch in it, it actually also tightened up the very top where it wanted to slip down. Still going with the velcro idea just to be safe!
Hot fixes!? Ilike this idea-maybe for some of the pearls & crystals-probably can use this for sequins too? But will they stay on slippery satin? I've never tried this before, but if it would work on the bottom part of the dress (around the hem & down the back of the train) without them coming unglued it might be worth trying if it comes down to that. I suppose if you've used this method on skating dresses, it should surely work on a satin bridal gown!
Thanks for the ideas!-keep them coming!
I'll keep you posted -I do so appreciate your kind support & encouragement!
User: ssltd
Member since: 12-14-2005
Total posts: 20
From: Magot
Date: 01-27-2006, 10:37 AM (2 of 5)
Sue, I am so pleased you got there with the bodice - now make sure she doesn't change what she eats at all! And don't forget we need pictures!
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: bridesmom
Date: 01-27-2006, 06:23 PM (3 of 5)
Sue, if you are thinking of glue gunning the beads on, I tried that on the organza and they fell off right away. Test it first on some scraps and then see if you can get them off, even leave it for a few days and try again. You'd hate to have them start falling off as she's walking down the aisle!!! Can't wait for pics!!
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: mommydionne
Date: 02-01-2006, 03:59 PM (4 of 5)
Sue you are a saint! can't wait to see your pix later on, I was paranoid when I got married and tied all my beads on (one handed surgical knots, I can do them in my sleep :re: )
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: Bobbins
Date: 02-06-2006, 05:57 PM (5 of 5)
I am probably too late to help but here is some info about hot fix crystals.
First off, there are crystals or stones and then there are "hot fix" crystals.
Hot Fix Crystals need a special heating tool called an Applicator Wand. It looks like a soldering iron. If you go to any store that sells Swarovski Flatback Crystals Hot Fix they would probably have the Applicator Wand. A glue gun will not work as you have to heat the hot fix glue that is on the back of the crystal.

I have had great success with the above on Illusion Tulle Veils. Those crystals stay stuck. :bluesmile

User: Bobbins
Member since: 10-22-2002
Total posts: 24
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