Does this bodice need bones?

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#1 MalteseLizzie on 2 years ago


I'm making a fairly complicated bodice with a lot of straps and exposed skin. I'm planning on using cotton as my main fabric (has a very nice constellation print). I'm wondering whether this bodice will need boning, or whether the fabric tension will be enough to hold everything in place (I will add bra cups for support)

#2 Penlowe on 2 years ago

Yeah, I would. I'd use the lightweight 'dress boning' not necessarily the heavy duty steel stays.

#3 MalteseLizzie on 2 years ago

I thought steel might be a bit much. Thanks!