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Offline Lady Rebecca

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2010, 06:15:24 PM »
Disney uses these

Offline Kate XXXXXX

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2010, 04:56:34 AM »
Skirt hooks.  Beefy but flat, so nice and discreet.

Sew them on with upholstery thread!

Offline ArielCallista

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2010, 10:05:39 AM »
oh! that kind! Thanks so much! I'm pretty sure I've got some of those floating around already!
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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2010, 10:08:28 AM »
I don't think the grommet idea would work for what I need...It's much more noble than those pictures and i don't think it would look good having the ties visible on my garb. I still don't understand which hook and eyes everyone is referring to (someone mentioned not using fur or corset ones but which are those?)

Adriana...do you mean the big ones that are like an inch in diameter...about how many did you use and where were they placed?

I'm not sure whether i should do hook and eyes or snaps...hrm...

My character is Lady Gertrude Courtenay, Marchioness of Exeter.  In 1533 she is the fifth or sixth highest ranked woman in England.  Ya don't get much more noble than that. *grin*  It looks fine on my clothing.  I'm sorry I didn't get the photos posted.  Life continues to get in the way each time I try to do so.  I will do my best to get something up in the next couple of days.

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2010, 06:19:57 PM »
Skirt hooks.  Beefy but flat, so nice and discreet.

Sew them on with upholstery thread!

Haha! Sweet!  My mom bought a ton of those to use ONE on a pair of pants for my sister and gave me the rest.  I don't have to go out and buy hooks and eyes.  Love that!

Offline ArielCallista

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2010, 08:21:34 AM »
See the noble garb I'm wanting this for is my Snow White garb...and technically...Snow White is a princess...lol...But mostly I just don't think I'll like the way it will look with the strings visible...I'm afraid itll take away from all the work I did on it...

Lady Rebecca: I found hook and eyes similar to those...not quite the same...I hope they are as sturdy as they look...I'll prolly be testing them out over spring break...
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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2010, 11:41:52 AM »
I like this idea and want to try it,  but I have to ask...do you sew the hook onto your skirt waistband?  Or does the hook go on your bodice?  Thanks!

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Offline Kate XXXXXX

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2010, 04:46:18 PM »
Sew the hooks to the bodice.  That way the skirt hangs off the hooks and they stay closed.  They are also easier to do up!

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2010, 05:40:26 PM »
I sewed hooks into the inside of bodice which grab the loops sewn into the outside waist band of the skirt - it's a bit tricky to put on but holds all day - no skirt slippage or stepping on hem!    Just make sure you double stitch with heavy thread if you're using heavier fabric on the skirt - and i used a curved upholstry needle...
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Offline arbcoind

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2010, 07:07:46 AM »
Thanks!  Now it makes perfect sense.  Let gravity do it's thing.

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2010, 07:55:23 PM »
One more suggestion.  Carpet Thread!!!  It doesn't break, it doesn't fray, it doesn't slip, it wears like iron!  Sew the hooks to the bodice, sew the flats to the skirt, then just lift up the skirting on the bodice and hook 'em on!  This works regardless of whether your bodice is front or back lacing, 'cause you can just hook the front ones, then do them up as the bodice comes together and they come into line.  No More Muffin Tummy!!
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Offline ArielCallista

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2010, 01:26:22 PM »
Where would I find carpet thread?
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Offline Kate XXXXXX

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2010, 07:24:22 PM »
Upholstery thread is usually on the thread stand along with the other threads.

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Re: lacing bodice/skirts together??
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2010, 05:06:24 PM »
I've never found a way to lace the two together that wasn't a real pain (in my opinion).  But those hooks look like they'd work well.  I usually just sew the two together, or make the skirt waistband really wide so that it stays put better.  I will have to try the hooks though as well, because that does seem the easiest to me.  And anytime you can shift skirt weight to your shoulders instead of your hips, is always a good thing.   ;D

 

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