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Subject: Me too. I have a large frame but still get puzzled when I see some full bodice designs on BN dresses. When I do a full bodice, sometimes I have to finish a satin stitch line to the edge but there's deinitely some out there much more detailed than just a simple finish to the edge. I try to avoid rehooping wherever possible, so I'm definitely not well versed in the "art" of rehooping, surely we'd all be aware if there was a bigger frame or maybe they're just really good at splitting designs :)

good question, would love to know too!
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Date Posted: Sunday, September 28, 04:25:28pm
In reply to: sndm 's message, "Does anyone else look at the big name dresses and wonder if they're using a hoop wider than 14"? I can tell some are pieced, but some don't appear to be...are they rehooping?" on Sunday, September 28, 03:03:27pm

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I often split the upper portion of the bodice/sleeves and the lower portion on teen dresses. It's a little tedious to line up, but styles at the moment seem to naturally split in those areas so it works out pretty well. I suspect hoop size is taken into account when the major dressmakers are designing. With as many dresses as they do, it's proably extra important for their production. (NT).02Monday, September 29, 09:44:09am

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