I was in the process of putting the finishing touches on this dress:
Vintage Vogue Pattern V1127
More to come on this dress later!
And I came to the instructions for something called Lingerie Straps... I was thinking what the? But then I read it and OH MY GOD BEST INVENTION EVER!! These are little straps that you put at the top of the shoulder on the inside of the dress that have a little press stud at one end, and they hold your dress to your bra strap!
These instructions have changed my life!
I don't know about you but I have a few dresses that sit almost on the edge of my shoulder and they have a habit of falling down, or feeling like they are falling down, and that drives me mad. One of these dresses is a beautiful vintage dress I bought to compete in the Miss Pinup Australia finals in next week. And the last thing I want to be doing when I'm posing on stage is pulling it up all the time. So I thought I'd add some lingerie straps... but lo and behold it ALREADY HAD THEM!
See the cute little white strap? And it works like a charm too!
It also has this other weird strap... I have no idea what it's purpose is yet but give me time I'll work it out!
Right, so I didn't have to sew them to that dress, but there was another dress that I'd made from a vintage pattern that fell down constantly. This one:
I call this dress my Parrot Dress because the fabric has macaws on it - love it!
So I got busy and made lingerie straps from bias tape that matching the edges of the dress, and some little snaps I had. It was a pretty straightforward job I must admit, and not too time consuming, but wow did it make the dress so much easier and more comfortable to wear!
I just noticed my foot in this photo - how tiny does it look all the way down there!
In closing, this has been a real eye opener for me, and I will now be adding these little straps to just about every dress I make, and some that I already own. Such a small thing for so much benefit!