- Scissors, needle and thread (of course)
- Edging or ribbon (I find edging to be hardier) - the colour doesn't matter as everything's hidden.
Cut lengths of ribbon or edging to size. The length, when folded in two, should not be longer than your dress shoulder straps are wide. Bear in mind that the shorter you make them, the fiddlier it'll be to fix in your bra straps.
|Here I didn't have a tape measure so I'm using a Post-It note as size comparison.|
This works best on dresses that have double-layer shoulder straps. Actually, most do. Find the crease that sits precisely on your shoulders, this is where you'll place the bra-strap holders.
Fold the edging over (so it doesn't fray) and place one half of the push button on top. Make sure it's in the inner edge of the dress strap - the part facing the collar - this will make it easier to fasten. Stitch into place onto the strap, make sure the stitches are on the inner layer so they don't show on the outside.
Then fold over the other end of the edging or ribbon, place the other half of the button and stitch it into place. This end is left free and unattached to the dress.
When you're done it should look something like this.
To use, put the dress on and slip the holder around your bra straps and button into place.
Voila! And yes, I was using these in Monday's post.
This also works great for sleeveless dresses that seem to be forever letting your bra straps slip. I don't do this for every one of those dresses though - too lazy. =P