11388Re: Stays - bone or other
- Jul 3, 2009--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "tumorfarmer" <tumorfarmer@...> wrote:
>It was also mentioned here...a long time ago (I'm pretty sure it was two or three years ago...it was a relatively old tip when I finally got around to trying it out a year and a half ago for the first time...) I've gotten a LOT of mileage out of that suggestion (I've had to replace/install boning in bustiers several times, also used the same concept to make some stand-up collars actually stand up the way the designer wanted them to...even though the company she bought the coats from never designed them to actually stand up like that...)
> Someone on Sew what's up mentioned that at Home Depot (or Lowe's) you can get heavy duty plastic wire wraps for boning in making corsets and such. I thought it was an idea worth writing down!
I've used the wire ties...I've also used the super-duty ties designed for hanging heating ducts (which did wonderful things for my friend's corset!) I've also used the very long, skinny ones instead of milliner's wire for a couple of projects and been pretty pleased with the results. They aren't a universal solution, by any means...but they're pretty versatile!
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