(Closed) DIY sash length & material?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it depends on the look that you’re going for.

Double sided satin ribbon is only so thick and might not go with a very formal dress In My Humble Opinion.

I totally think you could find some silk or silk charmuse type material at a local fabric store and DIY that baby. Pick up some inexpensive fabric first or use an old bed sheet or something to get proportions and measurements right.


Alternately you could try esty if your DIY well runs dry.

Post # 4
15 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just had my first dress fitting and the seamstress said I could not use the ribbon I bought for my sash. The one I bought is just a satin ribbon and would pucker/turn/stick out (something not good) on the sides of my dress.  I’m not sure if this is because I’m attaching the ribbon to the back of the dress to not cover up the buttons or if there’s another reason (dress material?). 

The store showed me a very thick ribbon/sash, possibly 2 layers and said I needed that. I’m trying to figure out how to buy the correct material for this and I haven’t found a concrete name. Anyone have ideas?

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