Planning

  1. The snaps on the dress should go according to the plan for sewing the petticoat and the belt. For the 4 color sensor connections, you should align the positioning of the petticoat snaps to their position on the inside of the dress, create direct lines from them to the back side of the belt connections and verify the lines don't intersect.
  2. Plan where on the dress you want to put the on/off switch and align the connection to the remaining 2 magnetic snaps.

Sewing

You can use ribbon to cover up the thread lines. Therefore you don't need to sew from one snap to other, rather leave the thread flat with some extra room for flexibility. For each connection, start with the petticoat matching snap, sew that on with conductive thread, lay enough thread on the dress and sew the other side of that connection to the back side of where the belt snap will be.

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Lay the conductive thread on the inside of the dress from the petticoat snap to the belt snap
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Cover the thread with ribbon

Sew on ribbon to conceal the connections and keep them separated.

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The snaps on the dress that correspond with the belt snaps

On/Off switch - using another pair of conductive snaps, place a decorative button to connect 2 snaps in a relatively convenient place on the dress.

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The on/off switch in 'Off' position
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The on/off switch in 'On' position

This guide was first published on Nov 11, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-11-12 10:43:01 -0500.

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