I don’t know about you but when I’m out I can’t help but snap photos of stuff that inspires me to make something corsetry! I think its the sewing bug but everything seems to inspire an ‘I’d love to sew something in that colour/style/material’ I had a particularly fruitful trip the other day so I thought I’d start sharing my shopping ‘mood boards’ with you
So I’ve been away from the sewing machine for a while and upon my return I decided to make a corset in black with racy red stitching. I thought you’d want to see the new corset pattern so I took some piccys and filmed a quick video blog. It’s a single layer 24 inch corset belt with 22 bones plus 4 round the lacing and I’ll be selling it in my etsy shop to raise money for the camera I’ll need to record high quality video for future sewing videos (more on that soon). So here are the vid and pics of it with just the last of the binding to put on. Finished pics tomorrow! xxx
Click for bigger pics
The video on eyelet setting is now finished, check it out below!
It’s basically a follow up to the photo version I put up last week but it makes it easier to see what I’m doing.
Again thank you to Forthe for letting me put up the images of your grommet conundrum and I hope this has helped with straightening them out when your corset making.
Another Year at Corset Training & A Few Changes To Be Made
Well it’s a few days after my 28th birthday and give it a few months Corsettraining.net will also be another year older. So it’s a time of reflection for me and as the website nears 4 years old I’d like to step things up a notch…
Corset Designers & Corsetry Knowledge
There are a wealth of individual corset makers out there and the web gives us a chance to interact with each other across the globe; sharing ideas and solving corset construction issues. I’ve seen a lot of this on facebook as the Corset Making facebook group expands. I’d like to feature more work by the web’s corset designers and share more of the results of our online knowledge swapping on this blog.
HowToMakeACorset YouTube Channel
Another exciting development will be video blog posting. I have a camera and tripod set up in my sewing room now so I’ll be keeping a video diary of my projects and doing a few how-to’s here and there. Currently I’m editing the eyelet setting video to go with the eyelet tutorial pictures here, and another on binding bodice pattern tabs from this corset -
I hope to make a few of these video posts a week once I’ve gotten used to the technology! I’ll be hosting them on You Tube so keep an eye on my channel HowToMakeACorset but I’ll also do a blog post for each one so you can keep up to date with everything going on by following this blog.
I’m also going to start making corsets to order again soon. I’ve taken a long break from corset-making-to-order as it were, concentrating on how to make corsets educational materials and the printable corset patterns range. I’d like to get back to creating corsets for people to wear and enjoy alongside teaching the art of construction. I’ll be sewing up some example pieces to be photographed over the next month so that should keep me very busy and give me lots to video blog about! All very exciting!
The Corset Belt Sew-Along
Lastly I’m finally getting round to doing the video sew-along for the waist corset – you can download the free corset pattern here. It’ll be set over a few days so beginners can sew along for around an hour a day over 3 – 5 days. It’ll be a great gentle introduction for all the corset making virgins out there and hopefully a great social experience for our little corset sewing community.
So I look forward to sewing more and sharing more with you over the coming months!
I’ve just finished a tutorial on eyelet setting, check it out on the articles page or click here - Getting Your Eyelets Straight – How to set corset eyelets
Forthe asked on facebook how to avoid the wonky eyelets she’s getting -
Click for bigger pics.
So I’ve done a little step by step to show her exactly where she’s going wrong…
It’s simple a case of needing to draw on a guideline to keep them all lined up -
Then use a ruler to mark the eyelets so they’re evenly spaced.
I’ll be uploading a video of the process in the next few days hopefully so watch this space. I’ll also soon be doing a video sew along for the whole corset pattern which is my corset belt pattern available free on this page – free corset pattern. It’s not a corset training corset per say but a great one for a corsetry virgin to cut their teeth on. So keep an eye out for that too if your new to corset making and want to learn how to make a corset!