The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
Think of a corset as a blank canvas.
Linda Sparks' The Basics of Corset Building: A Handbook for Beginners is a comprehensive guide to building your first corset, including:
Section One: Tools and Materials for Corset Building
Discusses the tools you'll need, plus types of steel, plastic, and textiles.
Section Two: Building a Corset
Everything you need to know about working with bones and busks, setting grommets and eyelets, and creating a beautifully finished corset.
Section Three: Construction Techniques
Covers all the steps, including making a modesty panel, making a mock-up, and building single layer, double layer, and fashion fabric corsets.
Section Four: Alterations and Fit
Discusses commercial corset patterns, as well as how to fit and style a corset for exactly the look you want.
eyelets are set in steel that’s covered with corset fabric. It’s virtually impossible for the grommets to get pulled out of the corset during lacing or extended wear as they’re anchored in the steel rather than just in fabric. Using lacing bones removes the need for two bones down either side of the grommets as usually required in corset building. 1. Sew the center back seam as usual. (You need two layers of fabric for the lacing bone to slide between; more than two layers may be a problem
building. Corset supplies are not cheap and corsets are not quick projects, so it makes sense to get it right the first time you work with your good materials. The mock-up will help minimize problems later. For example: you discover the corset doesn’t come quite high enough to cover the nipples. If you’ve already cut your good fabric – you can’t lengthen it! This is only one possibility and there are many. Always make a mock-up. How do I make a mock-up? Before you cut the pattern pieces out you
than the shell you’ll get wrinkles inside which will cause discomfort to the wearer. 18. Sew each of your seams a second time using a different length stitch, as this will strengthen the seam and it’ll be less likely to rip like a perforated stamp. Consider 8 stitches per inch and 12 stitches per inch. 19. Press all your seams. All lining seams get pressed toward center front and all shell seams get pressed toward center back. This helps to eliminate bulk while not decreasing the strength of
38. Finish the top edge of the corset with bias tape, and be careful to keep the cable cord and the bones out of the way. The cable cord needs to be able to be moved through the bias tape casing, and hitting the bones with either the sewing machine foot or needle will be a problem. The finished ends of the cable cord or ribbon will come out the center front of the corset top edge and they can then be used as a drawcord to adjust fit and increase security. (B) Your Double Layer Corset is
this could affect your bone being able to slide in. Bone casing being used for mid-piece or non-on-seam casings, for both visible and invisible methods. 13. Turn the corset panels wrong side out and line up the center back raw edges. Stitch them using the seam allowance indicated on the pattern. 14. Press the stitched seam flat, then press it open and turn the corset right side out. Fold the center back seam into place and press again. 15. Edge stitch the folded edge. Stitch a