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From: alicesews
Date: 07-10-2007, 09:29 AM (1 of 7)
Hi
I work on alterations for a small group of people. In the last few years I have noticed many strapless dresses coming through with an almost transparent tape sewn in at the bustline to help keep the dresses in their correct position. I found the name for it, "silicone gripper tape", in an article about making swimsuits and I am sure the tape would be excellent in them also. When I try to search for the tape on the web I end up at industrial sites and the tapes they have are no where near what I want. Does anyone know of another name for this tape or where I can locate some? Thanks.
User: alicesews
Member since: 02-08-2007
Total posts: 1
From: lendube
Date: 07-10-2007, 11:57 AM (2 of 7)
Sorry, there are no matches for search term "silicone gripper tape". You may:

Call Jo-Ann Stores' Product Research Dept. at 888-739-4120.
Please have the SKU # or UPS bar code number, a full description
of the product, and the manufacturer's name (if available).

Hi, This is what I got when I did a search in Jo-Ann's website. I'd call that number. They might be able to help.

Can't lose.

Lennie :up:
User: lendube
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-10-2007, 07:02 PM (3 of 7)
I saw in a Clotilde Notions Catalog a product that is for use on humans that keeps clothing where it should be.. Is that what you are talking about ??? I don't remember the name, but check her notions catalog.. She is online as well as in hard copy.. I love ordering from there..
Sew With Love
Libby
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From: material_pakrat
Date: 07-11-2007, 12:00 AM (4 of 7)
I am probably way wrong here, but is it similar to the invisible elastic?? I find that can be kind of sticky against the skin, and helps hold things a little bit.
Cheers, Soph.

I'm happiest when I am sewing!
User: material_pakrat
Member since: 12-13-2006
Total posts: 220
From: grandma C
Date: 07-11-2007, 01:28 AM (5 of 7)
I had some thigh high nylons/stockings that had those silicone bands on the inner thigh to hold them up. I think clear elastic would be of similar use. It sure can leave a skin irritation if worn too many hours. I don't know where to find any but would be interested in the product for myself.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-11-2007, 07:33 PM (6 of 7)
After I finish reading the boards, I will see if I can find that stuff on Clotilde's... It is NOT that clear elastic.. It is a special material made to hold clothing in place on your skin.. I think it was advertised as being able to keep your bra straps in place without peeking out on your shoulders..I'll try to find it..
Sew With Love
Libby
User: LeapFrog Libby
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-11-2007, 08:23 PM (7 of 7)
Okay, Found it.. Here is the page from her catalogue.. Product name is "It Stays".. scroll down a little , look beside the pic of the lady in red.. Hope this works.. I think the page number was 42 in the catalog..
http://www.clotilde.com/pages/catspreads/4307A/catalogspread41.html
Sew With Love
Libby
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Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
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