12717RE: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: boning
- Jul 11, 2013Thank you so much , I think I will place the zip in the back. I think there
will be someone to zip me up back stage. I got a 22in polyester all-purpose
zipper do not see any numbers on it ?? like 5 or ?? This is going into a
dress not a corset, will this zip work ?
[mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of GCKidd
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 12:49 PM
Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: boning
I've had to put zippers in several corsets for our shows at the park over
the past few seasons. Granted, they aren't Elizabethan corsets, they're more
modern...but I ended up cutting the fabric between the stays near the back
or else under one side (depending on the preference of the designer and
whether or not the woman wearing it would be dressing herself or having
someone help her). Used #5 zippers in colors that matched (or were close to
matching) the corset and used double-fold bias tape to sew over the cut
edges to finish them. It's amazing how much wear and tear you can get from a
#5 zipper. Yeah, they aren't invulnerable...but if they can stand up to a
summer of quick changes into and out of dance numbers for us, I think you'll
be okay for a few nights of quick-changing into it for a few minutes of
standing on stage. I would trust a zipper a lot more than I would trust
Velcro in that situation...
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<mailto:TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com> , "Pat Rohrbach"
> I have a question for you all, I am making an Elizabethan dress for a plus
> size woman. I am making the size 24 pattern . The pattern calls for
> and lacing but since she needs to get in and out fast I decided to put a[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> zipper instead.
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