Post # 1
Hi all –
I was absolutely stunned at how much a sash for my wedding gown was going to cost at a bridal boutique. It’s just a long piece of fabric! While I’m no Christian Siriano, I figure I can dust off the ol’ sewing machine and sew a couple of straight lines, right?
The trouble is, I don’t know how long to make the sash… or out of what. Martha would have me believe that all i need is some double-faced satin ribbon, skip the needle and thread.
What do you think?
Post # 3
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
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?