This prom dress has a lining. It consists of a simplified bra with a long slip attached to the bottom edge of the bra. My stash is a place of miracles! I have a bra pattern, the right materials and even the exact same type of lining fabric in the purchased dress. You may recall that the recipient purchased a prom dress and brought it to me for alterations. I suggested a whole new dress would be easier and look way better. I was able to use the purchased dress to create the pattern and to note construction techniques.
|The pattern comes from Bra-Makers Supply in Canada - and I highly recommend this pattern.|
The cups are sewn and there are 2 layers. One layer is sewn from the lining fabric and the other is sewn from a firm power-net. The bra band also uses a firm power-net. There will be no closure in the back. I also have the correct size underwires (stash of miracles- YAY!) so I'll install them. She will have to step into this dress and pull it up. That goodness for elastic! The underwires can always be yanked back out if she doesn't like them.
I blurred out the actual measurements, out of consideration for her privacy. I bet she would not care, though, because she seems very accepting of what she calls her endowments. And I know it has not been easy to get to this point. As they say, if it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger. I am a big proponent of neutralizing feelings.
The opposite of hate is not love - it is indifference.
Sewing has given me the gift of accepting my body. Take the energy spent on hating the body part, and channel it towards finding a solution. The more I work to solve the clothing challenge, the less concerned I am with the measurement variation that brought me here to the sewing room. In so doing, my negative feelings seem to have dissolved. That's when, where and how I come to accept my body. That's just my particular journey - your mileage may vary.
[And yes, I know it is ridiculous to hate being tall - believe me, I have learned not to complain about that one because I get a lot of eye-rolling. Ha!]
At any rate,
every girl deserves a prom dress made to her measurements!
Back to the sewing room, more to come ...