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The Heartstrings Dress is a fit & flare style featuring a fitted bodice with narrow or wide straps, waist seam & A-line skirt. It is designed for stretch knit fabrics & includes an optional shelf bra that you're going to love!
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For a cool summer dress, it sews up beautifully in cotton lycra, bamboo, viscose or modal knits. Layer up in winter over a fitted tee or sweater - try sweater knit, wool or French terry. Splash out in a fabulous graphic print in saturated colours - try swim fabric or poly knit.
Suggestions include cotton lycra, swim fabric, athletic knit, Merino Wool Knit, Rib Knit, Jacquard knit, Viscose or rayon elastane knits, Double brushed poly (DBP), Single brushed poly (SBP), Stretch knit crepe, Poly elastane knits, Bamboo elastane, Modal Lycra.
Shelf bra suggestions: as above or, for more support use athletic knit, power mesh or power net. For increased support, sew a 2 layer shelf bra.
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STRAPS (MAIN TUTORIAL): 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") Lastin, clear swim elastic or plain elastic (not knitted).
SHELF BRA (OPTIONAL): 2.5cm (1") - 4cm (1.5") soft (plush) elastic.
ALTERNATIVE TO BINDING/STRAPS: Fold over elastic (FOE) in 2cm (3/4"), 2.5cm (1") or 3cm (1 1/8') width.
WIDE ADD ON STRAP (OPTIONAL): 2 x 12-18mm (1/2-3/4") bra ring. 6-10mm (1/4-3/8") elastic (Lastin, clear swim or plain).
ADJUSTABLE STRAPS (OPTIONAL): Bra ring & slider to match width of FOE or binding.
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