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From: BethS
Date: 07-28-2007, 09:18 PM (1 of 6)
Body of dress is lined, but sleeves just the lace. I'd like to re-enforce the sleeves with another layer of a backing material. Am having nightmares that I pick up my arms to dance with someone and my elbows rip it open. LOL

Am looking for something thin and sheer and as strong as possible. Would appreciate suggestions.
User: BethS
Member since: 07-14-2007
Total posts: 8
From: AndreaSews
Date: 07-28-2007, 11:23 PM (2 of 6)
silk or polyester organza comes in a zillion colors, very thin, see-through, and should stabilize things nicely under your pretty lace without stealing the show.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-29-2007, 06:11 PM (3 of 6)
You might also want to use a roll of Steam-A-Seam to reinforce the sleeves. It comes in several seam widths.
Marty :cool:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: paroper
Date: 07-29-2007, 06:54 PM (4 of 6)
I was thinking Twinkle organza and it would lend a little body to the sleeves too although I've even seen fabrics that were opaque under sleeves like that.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: Magot
Date: 07-30-2007, 02:46 AM (5 of 6)
Yup - I with the organza vote. Use it as an underlining and french seam as much as possible. I have used organza for a sleeve and lace for the lower part of the sleeve and it worked well.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
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From: BethS
Date: 07-30-2007, 03:29 AM (6 of 6)
Yay, I found some, we'll see what it looks like when it gets here. :bg:

User: BethS
Member since: 07-14-2007
Total posts: 8
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