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Old 11th May 2011, 15:35
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Default How to make a cummerbund?

My boyfriend wants me to make him a cummerbund to match my dress for a formal.

He doesn't want it pleated (thank god) - just the plain cummerbund shape.

I have no clue how to do this however I'm guessing the cummerbund shape is just a rectangle with a slightly curved top edge? And that is should be just a little over half the waist measurement? The fabric for my dress was a lightweight satin (see gallery) so I was thinking some decent thick interfacing on both pieces should make it stiff enough.

One thing I'm not sure about is the back fastening. They're usually elastic adjustable but as its made to measure and it doesn't look like he's going to change size any time soon I was thinking something more fixed? Maybe just two buttons on a tape? Or perhaps just two tapes with D rings which should be quite tight?

He suggested using velcro but I don't think that will be happening

Any tips?
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