So I thought I would share with you some of my secrets on why Genevieve's dress fit so well. It was the built in bustier that was created using bra making supplies and metal boning, yes you read correctly METAL boning! One would think that it would be uncomfortable and stiff, quite the contrary, it looks like a metal coil and retains it's shape, at the same time it allows the wearer to move freely. Who would've thunk?! The front was made from a non stretch fabric and the back was the elastic used by bra manufacturers. I must give a shout out to Bra Makers Supplies from Hamilton Ontario, they were very helpful and professional, especially when the wrong underwire was sent. I did make the cups with the underwire for better support and lift, not that she needed it...... Genevieve's comment was "the dress was so comfortable, I could almost wear it to do housework!"
I found the same with my dress, it was very comfortable. Imagine wearing a strapless dress from 12:30 in the afternoon until 3:00 am the next morning without wanting to rip it off at any given time! Take a look at the pictures to see the construction of the bustier. For any pointers please feel free to email
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"