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    Question Making belly covers/stockings

    I just bought a ton of stretch mesh to make some belly stockings. I can copy one that I bought commercially, but it has side seams. I want to make one with just one seam in that back. Is that possible for a belly cover?

    Let me know of any tips or tricks for doing this. Links to patterns or pics would be awesome.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    I was thinking about doing some also. I bought a kwik sew leotard pattern......i don't have the fabric yet though....


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Bumpity!


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    One back seam will require tweaking the crotch seams. You might want to offer a snap crotch, for obvious reasons I much prefer that style. Consider using wooly rayon thread. More expensive but you will have much happier customers.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    It is actually a unitard with boyshorts and one back seam. It is a tricky pattern. I make them all the time.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Quote Originally Posted by eshtabellydance View Post
    It is actually a unitard with boyshorts and one back seam. It is a tricky pattern. I make them all the time.
    Did you buy a pattern or did you make your own? I'm trying to figure out how to make one or two for myself to match a couple costumes.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    I'm thinking a tube that's attached to panties. Is that something that will work? Cause those Unitard patterns are WAY out of my comfort with sewing.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    So I experimented with making my own last weekend. I made a prototype and then I tried the real thing. The problem was that the prototype was made out of stretchier mesh than the real one, but luckily I have extra fabric. :)

    It's a tube with elastic at the top. Seam is in the back. I attached it to boy shorts. The boy shorts are from Target (Gillian & O'Malley) and they cost $10 for 2 pair. The tube slightly tapers wider at the bottom and I could've gone for more tapering as the cover bunches in the back.

    Check it.





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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    it looks lovely!.... and i love your Eshta Original, too :)


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    looks great! did you buy 1 yard of fabric or so per stocking?


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Yes, but it only uses about a quarter of a yard. When you buy online you have to get the full yard.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    It looks fabulous, how did you work out the amount of fabric for the tube? Did you just stretch it around yourself?


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosaika View Post
    It looks fabulous, how did you work out the amount of fabric for the tube? Did you just stretch it around yourself?
    I used a store-bought belly cover as a pattern. I didn't copy it completely because the seams were on the side of store bought and I wanted just one seam in the back.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Awesome job!!!!

    Looks great!!!

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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    That stocking came out so well! Are those individual stones? The whole thing looks fab! Way to go!


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Thanks. Nope, it's glitter dot! ;)



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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    That is an excellent use of glitter dot!


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    I am armed with a bunch of swimsuit patterns, old worn out sugar petals and elastic. I am going to give it a try cause everyone is asking me all the time. The only ones I have done are the ones where I actually made boyshorts and a zipper up the back all one piece. Super old school.


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    I just want to say how damn GORGEOUS this costume is! I got to photograph it last night..and it is breathtaking!


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Quote Originally Posted by eshtabellydance View Post
    I am armed with a bunch of swimsuit patterns, old worn out sugar petals and elastic. I am going to give it a try cause everyone is asking me all the time. The only ones I have done are the ones where I actually made boyshorts and a zipper up the back all one piece. Super old school.
    i don't mind being the guinea pig if you want to try it out on my peach :)


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    Re: Making belly covers/stockings

    Your peach is easy cause it's fabric you just sew according to the pattern. It's the mesh that's hard.


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