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Does anyone know the best type of seam finishes for a wedding dress? I’m making a bustier style top made from several sections and it will be lined with silk. The main part of the bodice is made from furnishing satin with a layer of tulle over the top and backed with silk organza (as I will be beading it eventually!)

I was thinking of overlocking/serging the edges as they are going to be hidden inside the lining but I also want to make the dress really well using the best techniques so was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I thought of french seams but the fabric is quite bulky and they won’t be seen from the inside. Are there any specific techniques that couture houses use? I really want the dress to be beautifully made. Thanks!


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    Apr 28, 2014, 04.52 AMby motera

    I think well executed serged seam finishes would be fine, but you can up the ante by using silk thread in the serger.

    You could also bind the seams finishes with the silk organza cut in bias strips.

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    May 1, 2014, 02.07 PMby Deanna31

    Would you believe that reputable wedding dress companies leave all their seams unfinished!! (as long as the dress is all enclosed/bagged out) they leave a large seam allowance and that’s it! though if the dress isn’t bagged out I would use the bias organza

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