(Closed) Wedding Dress Corset Ribbon needed

posted 9 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

question: Is there burgundy elsewhere on your dress that needs to be matched exactly?

Some ideas:

Can you take a yard of fabric and cut many strips from it then sew them together?

I would think that the seams would be hidden by the back and forth of corset, then you can just get the length needed to go down the train (so there are no seams)?  Or maybe disguise the seams with some beading or something to make it look intentional?

If stitching it together isn’t an option, can you at least do something with the left-over material?  Like make a matching wrap? Purse? Sashes for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses?  Bouquet wraps?  Table runner for the guest book/cake tables?

 

What about buying a sash and cutting it down the middle length-wise?  Lots of places sell sashes.

Can you find a bride that’s selling your dress for super cheap online and just use the ribbon?

Have you tried Etsy Alchemy?  Perhaps someone can custom make it?

Who is the maker/manufacturer of your dress?  Can you go through them to track down a replacement?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Go to a fabric or sewing store and ask for an experienced sewer. Tell her that you want to make a ribbon out of fabric. She will show you how to cut the fabric in a zig-zag and sew them on the bias to make it work. It’s a very simple and standard sewing method but rather hard to explain in words.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I ended up purhcasing the bridesmaid "sashes" at http://www.jkmribbon.com.  Cut the ribbon according to their preference and used a "fray away" sealer so the edges didn’t fray.  Maybe you’ll be able to find something there, or give them a call to see if they can help.  jkm carries a TON of ribbon.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Grossgrain ribbon will be sturdy. 

I like shiny so I would choose satin.

I just googled and found this site:  http://www.ribbonfactory.com/

They have satin – 100 yds for $13. 

They have burgundy but check out wine to see if that color is closer to what you want.

http://www.ribbonfactory.com/html/satin.html

I would probably sew two layers together for the corset part for strength then let all four layers of ribbons flow down.

With 100 yds you’ll have enough to sew three layers together to be even stronger.  That would give 6 ribbons.  Pretty.

 

No snarkiness intended but cutting fabric won’t work.  It will fray.  Cutting on the bias will make the fabric stretchy and weak.  Adding no-fray fluid will take forever and make the satin two-toned.  It’s hard to get just a thin, even line.   My gramma was a professional seamstress and taught me a bit about sewing so I happen to know stuff.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@GretaEhm:  Have you used satin ribbon for a corset?  Did it work well?

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