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    Profile photo of KimKim @kmac0107

    I’m sewing a sundress with a straight rectangle front and shirred back. I want to try 1″ shoulder straps that start in the center front, sewing them overlapped at the center, in a v, on the wrong side of the center front bodice that is interfaced. They will go over the shoulders and tie at the sides in the back about 3″ from the center on each side. I cannot find instructions or information when I Google. Is it comfortable for the child? Will there be an issue of them lying flat up the front then over the shoulders? Will they support the bodice and weight of the front of the dress as well as regular straps that start 3″ from the center?

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    Try it Kim. Just baste it so it’s easy to rip out.

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    as far as supporting the weight of the dress, it would depend on the size I think, and whether it is very heavy (like with a full skirt or pettiskirt etc.) Do they tie in the back and not at the top? I’m thinking that drooping at the front/sides would be an issue if the bodice is only shirred at the back and not at the front, because the contact point is only at the center. If so, wider might be better.

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    as far as supporting the weight of the dress, it would depend on the size I think, and whether it is very heavy (like with a full skirt or pettiskirt etc.) Do they tie in the back and not at the top? I’m thinking that drooping at the front/sides would be an issue if the bodice is only shirred at the back and not at the front, because the contact point is only at the center. If so, wider might be better.

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    Profile photo of KimKim @kmac0107

    Thank you for your suggestions. I decided to sew straps in the usual place instead of the center front. They do tie in the back on each side. I interfaced the bodice for support.

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