So it’s all sewn together now, the corset pattern looks pretty good shape wise, but I’ll have to wait till later to try it on as I have a fair bit to do today and I need to find my lacing tape so I can give it a proper try on.
Handy hint – get some lacing tape for your mock-ups – it comes as a strip of sturdy cotton tape (sometimes petersham) with eyelets pre-set. When you make a corset mock up sew it on the back to allow you to lace the whole thing up and try the fit properly. It only takes two quick lines of stitching to attach, then afterward rip it off to use on the next mock up! So you only need ever buy 1 meter! Cut it in half and when you sew onto your mock ups don’t trim it, just leave the extra length hanging at the bottom. This ensures it will always be long enough for all your mock ups.
Anyway, here are the photos of the mock-up all sewn together and some pics of how I pin and sew the pattern pieces. I’ll update you when I’ve tried it on and if I alter the corset pattern, then again when I start to make a corset from it.
First four pattern pieces sewn together
Corset Pattern done! – Bust area
Corset Pattern done! - Two bottom edge options
Yep you did read correctly, a leather hip bag is on the agenda today. I had some time this morning to get going on a little side project and I’ve always wanted to make a leather corset. But as I don’t want to jump straight into making a corset with this beautiful but unfamiliar fabric, I thought I’d start with something a little less complicated. (Plus I’ve always wanted to make a bag!) So here are the designs I’ve been making -
I’m going with a simple on the hip design as shown in the top right but probably leaving off the garter bit.
I used some scrap fabric and pins to work out a sewing pattern for it by literally placing it on my hip and drawing on the fabric. I’ve also got a load of leather to practice with from my aunts old sofa! This is where I’m up to with it -
There’ll be a zip along the top and a second pocket compartment on the front. I’ll also be making a corset mock up today, more piccys later!
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
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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.