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WIP: Bombshell bodice finishing details

The bodice part of my dress is complete! I hand sewed the boned lining into the dress last night, and the zipper guard and waist stay today. Here’s a pic showing all three:

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Next up: halter strap! 🙂


WIP: Bombshell Skeleton!

So I’ve officially been inducted into the ranks of Those Who Cut Their Own Boning! I must say, I am a total fan – it’s not nearly as hard as I thought (I figured out the trick ;))

My very first hand cut & tipped spiral bone:

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Then all my boning, cut & tipped:

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Instead of pre-made boning channels I sewed Prussian tape to the lining; it’s strong and creates less bulk but you have to be VERY precise ’cause it’s only 3/8″ wide and the boning is 1/4″ which only allows you 1/16″ room on each side…. needless to say, stuffing that boning in was toight lol

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And finally – the lining outside with all channels sewn & boning inserted – YAY! My hands are a little sore (not from cutting but from squeezing tips on!) but damn am I pleased with myself lol ^_^

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