View Full Version : Shimmer and Shine strapless top

08-31-2008, 12:11 PM
Just in time to catch the end of summer. This is the Shimmer and Shine top from Summer 2008 Knitter's Magazine made with Noro Matsuri. Only problem is, I can't keep the back from slipping down. Any suggestions? ETA: There is a 3/4" wide strip of elastic there already, 2" smaller than my above-bust measurement. (Clickie for biggie pickie)

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08-31-2008, 01:29 PM
That is a cute top and it looks really good on you. Maybe you could put a stip of elastic in the back at the top. To be truthful I'm not very creative. But that top is cute and I love the colorway.

08-31-2008, 01:59 PM
What Mary said, it really is cute.

An half inch wide bit of elastic stitched in should take care of the problem, leaving you feeling a bit more secure.

Had a friend over to dinner last night, he told me a hilarious story about losing his shorts, to the ground, while trying to cross a street here in town, his hands were too full t use. The incident actually made the paper. :rofl:

Don't want that to happen to you~~

sue in canada
08-31-2008, 03:21 PM
Looks great and such pretty colours.

08-31-2008, 04:04 PM
Thanks! Oh, did I forget to mention, there is a strip of elastic in there, 3/4" wide. It's 2" smaller than the measurement above my bust. But it still slips!

08-31-2008, 04:19 PM
WOW that is gorgeous!! what a great fit!! i have no ideas how to make it stop falling when you already have elastic. maybe double sided tape? they sell a type especially for clothes so there are no wardrobe malfunctions. I use it and it works great for me.

08-31-2008, 06:50 PM
Very nice!

09-01-2008, 02:51 AM
I Love it . It looks amazing on you :)

09-01-2008, 06:59 AM
Stunning x

09-01-2008, 07:50 AM
REally cute and you look just adorable in it!

09-01-2008, 11:34 AM
:yay: very pretty!!

09-01-2008, 11:51 AM
very, very pretty - it looks great on you!

09-01-2008, 01:35 PM
WOW that is gorgeous!! what a great fit!! i have no ideas how to make it stop falling when you already have elastic. maybe double sided tape? they sell a type especially for clothes so there are no wardrobe malfunctions. I use it and it works great for me.

that's a great idea. I'm going to look into that.

thanks again, everyone. :muah:

09-01-2008, 04:31 PM
What a lovely top :heart: And it looks wonderful on you, too!

09-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Wow! That is stunning! You really have a knack for picking just the right colors. It suits you nicely!

09-01-2008, 09:56 PM
That is a beautiful top and the colors look great on you! :inlove: I would have to second the double side tape suggestion. If you wore a strapless bra maybe you could fasten it to that somehow.


09-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Beautiful top :yay:

09-01-2008, 11:17 PM
That is so gorgeous. I love the color, the fit & style. Great job. bummer it keeps falling and I wish I had a suggestion but since you already have the elastic I don't know what to tell ya. maybe the double sided tape idea will work. It sure is cute.

09-01-2008, 11:19 PM
maybe you could sew clear straps to it?

09-01-2008, 11:45 PM
It looks great! Very nice colors! I don't have any great suggestions about the back slipping either. I was going to say maybe small safety pins connected to a strapless bra.

09-01-2008, 11:56 PM
You could add some rhinestones straps.They sell rhinestones by the yard at JooAnn Fabric Stores.

09-02-2008, 01:13 AM
Beautiful top. I vote for the sticky tape. It sounds so modern, who would guess you had your top taped in place. :-) You have lovely skin for showing off in a top like this.

09-02-2008, 02:10 AM
You look amazing! The top, too! I don't think the back looks bad as it is! You could make some skinny I-cord straps that criss-cross in the back. Of course, that would defeat the look of strapless. But it would secure the back from slipping.

I think it looks just great, as is.

09-02-2008, 07:53 AM
Looking HOT :whistle: !

09-03-2008, 05:47 PM
Beautiful!! and it looks great on you! I haven't read all the other posts, but the only thing I'd know to do to keep it from slipping is add straps.

09-03-2008, 06:30 PM
It's beoooooootiful on you!:muah:

09-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Beautiful! :thumbsup: You do such great work. As far the back "slippage" is concerned, maybe you could shorten the elastic to make the fit tighter. It would probably make it uncomfortable to wear especially for long periods.
Or perhaps you could get some clear elastic and sew it around the inside of the top on the facing itself (do not put the elastic inside the casing) and that would give the edges some "grip".
(I know I'm not explaining myself very well-I hope you get my general idea):shrug:

09-05-2008, 08:51 AM
That is simply beautiful!

I agree with PurlyGyrl's clear elastic suggestion. Another idea I had, besides the often suggested double-sided tape, is to stretch the elastic there along the back a bit and tack it in place to the "fabric". This will force that section of the elastic to bunch more than the rest of the elaticized (is that a word? I doubt it) area and makes it grip more in that tacked area. You would, however, have to adjust the overall length of the elastic though as you will now, likely have too much. Confused yet?

My vote is try easiest options and work your way down to the confusing ones. HA... Go for the double sided tape first. They also sell a spray that you can use as well. If models and Miss America can use the stuff to keep their outfits in the right places then so can you!

You did a totally FAB job of knitting this top though. It looks beautiful on you!

09-12-2008, 11:48 AM
LOVE IT! Regardless of the back issue, it fits you well!
I sent you a pm that may help.