Friday, July 17, 2009

Further Solutions for Plunging Necklines

Make a mix-n-match dickey/chemisette
using VELCRO DOTS

Part 4 in the Series: Solutions for Plunging Necklines


Sharon showed me a simple version of the velcroed dickey that she came up with. The key to this creation is adhesive (sticky-backed) velcro dots from a sewing supplies store. The dots come in packets of about 8, available in different sizes. Sharon uses ones that are about an inch in diameter.

She took a piece of fabric left over from her layered peasant-style skirt and created a 'patch' to fill the neckline of the shirt she wished to wear with the skirt. She added velcro dots to the shirt facings, fixed the other half of the dots at corresponding positions on the patch (right side up), joined the two layers and voila! she had an attractive, modest outfit.

Sharon says she learned that a half-circle of velcro is all that's necessary to keep the patch in place. She can use that same patch on other tops, so long as the other tops have the corresponding velcro portion on their facing.

The adhesive on the back of the dots does not unstick during laundering, although I suggest a delicate cycle will help extend its life.

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