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Post By Rehtse. 07/11/11, 08:23 am

When a bow is of epic proportions like the one in the example below, it's gonna wanna flop all over the place.

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So my question is, what do you do to such a bow to get it to stay upright?

Many thanks! nodnod
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Post By Mischa. 07/11/11, 08:28 am

You can iron or stitch on some heavy interfacing on the inside to stiffen it.
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Post By Rehtse. 07/11/11, 08:57 am

Oh that works, thanks x]
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Post By brunetteyes. 07/11/11, 09:01 am

Thats a good idea. Alternatively you could line the inside with metal wiring or ribbing. I'd be cheap and bend a metal clothes hanger into shape and thread it inside the fabric.

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Post By Mischa. 07/11/11, 09:06 am

^ that would work too- once I used cardboard and it worked AMAZING, but wasn't very permanent!
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Post By firecat70. 07/11/11, 09:33 am

Stiff tulle also works really well I found. You might need two layers of it for something that big though.
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Post By MoshiMoshi. 07/11/11, 12:59 pm

You should have a look at how they fix bows for kimonos, there are lots to wacky things they do with them
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Re: Keeping epic bows upright?
Post By Rehtse. 07/11/11, 01:58 pm

Wow, thanks guys, you're all really helpful =D
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Post By fleyer. 08/11/11, 02:43 am

If you want it a bit more poofy like in the picture you may want to stuff it. It makes it nice and squishy as opposed to flat and helps hold the shape at the bottom.
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