Post # 1
Hopefully someone has some advice for me!
I have a LOVELY cocktail dress I want to wear to a wedding next week (see the attached photo–it was worn as a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress in a jasmine star wedding) and the boning on the right side juts out funny. When i wear it, i have this big lump sticking out. It will NOT lie flat. And it’s sewn in really good–to remove it, i’d have to literally deconstruct the dress. It feels like it’s probably a hard nylon boning with metal mesh or something. And i have no idea how it got bent out of shape. It won’t bend–it springs back! My only thought is maybe use Fashion tape to stick the dress against my body =(
Any advice on how to get it to lie flat against my body again? It just looks stupid! Thanks!
Post # 3
I might take it to an alterations place real quick and get them to replace it for you. Most regular dresses only have plastic boning from what I’ve experienced, and if you bent it the wrong way or maybe heat from a dryer or something may have melted it. If anything, I’d get a seam ripper (from any fabric store) and cut the area where the boning is and just pull it out.
Post # 4
It could also be twisted inside the casing. If you don’t want to take it a part and fix it yourself, your best option is to take it to a seamstress and have them take care of it for you. It shouldn’t cost to much and it shouldn’t be to difficult to fix. I wouldn’t recommend taking a seam ripper to it, unless you know what you are doing.
Post # 5
@noritake22: You’re right I should have mentioned that, I forget that not everyone rips up and puts their clothes back together like me, haha!
Post # 6
Boo i guess i’ll take it in. I was hoping maybe there was a tip to fix it. The dress is far too complicated to fix it myself (i’ve removed boning in other dresses, but this particular dress is very well made and it was expensive, so I wouldn’t do it myself). I’m guessing it got bent out of shape when I took it in for dry cleaning….ah, well, thanks!