Materials for making corset dresses

Yesterday we discussed a basic way to turn a corset pattern for a regular corset into a corset dress pattern. Today I’m going to go over the ideal material to make a corset dress from for best results.

If your corset dress isn’t intended for tight lacing you may get away with using a single layer of heavy weight fabric, but for a proper corseted fit you’ll need to line your corset dress. The lining should be coutil as usual and doesn’t need to extend the full length of the dress. I suggest going just beyond the hips to avoid being able to see a line where it stops around the hips through the outer fabric.

The dress itself can be made from almost any fabric although as usual I suggest using a thicker fabric as it will sit smoothly on top of the corset lining. If you want to make a long slinky dress, opt for velvet or another thick but flexible, floaty material. Stiffer fabrics look good for short, wide circled cocktail dresses with net ruffled petticoats underneath for short dresses with volume. These really highlight a tiny waist. Try a blue denim fabric or a stiff dupioni silk.

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Making corset dresses

If your making a corset for corset training purposes you’ll find that almost any corset pattern can be customized to use for a tight lacing corset. However, if you plan to make a corset dress you’ll find it both harder to find a sewing pattern and harder to find a customizable corset pattern.

Firstly I’d like to say that for the purpose of waist training a corset dress isn’t really suitable, at least not for everyday wear, an underbust is still the most suitable tight lacing corset as it allows the most freedom of movement. If you have a party coming up though, or another special occasion, a corset dress is perfect.

You’ll want an overbust corset pattern (unless you intend to wear something under the dress) that comes down over the hips ideally. Decide how long you want the skirt of the dress i.e. above the knees, over the knees. Work out how much length you need to add to the bottom of the pattern. Now decide on the flair you want (how large a circle the bottom edge makes). Now use dressmakers pattern paper to extend each pattern piece down and out from about where your top hip line is (roughly the level of your hip bone).

Tomorrow I’ll go over the ideal material for corset dresses.

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