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
OK so I’m sewing these together later but I thought I’d put up some pictures of the corset pattern pieces before I do so you can see them properly. This is what I’ve got up to so far and as you can see it’s a seven piece corset pattern, so 14 pieces in total. This is going to be a nice sturdy corset training pattern. I’ve been meaning to design something nice and shapely but comfortable to wear underneath my cloths on a daily basis. I’m terribly inconsistent when it comes to corset training and haven’t really bothered for a while now. It’s an overbust design but when I get the mockup on I’ll draw in an underbust line.
I’m using coutil for this mock up incase you’re wondering what fabric it is, but only because I bought some that turned out to be of a nasty quality not fit to make a corset from but couldn’t be bothered to send it back!
Foxy Little Corset Belt
So it’s finished, I’ve taken photos and here it is in my Etsy shop on sale to raise money for the recording equipment to film more instructional videos. Click the listing pic to visit this foxy little corset in my Etsy shop or scroll down for more pictures.
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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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Yesterday I thought I’d show you all how I fix up my edges, that is, how I draw the top and bottom edges of a corset pattern – via a video blog. (So if you didn’t catch that check it out in my previous blog post below.)
As promised here are the photos I took so you can get a closer look.
I masking taped the first pattern piece to my table then took each piece and, starting at the waist marks, I matched up the edges from the waist to the top and stuck down the pattern pieces one by one so I had the top edge all stuck down as it will look once the corset is sewn together. I could then redraw the top edge so it was one continuous flowing line. I then did the same for the bottom edge, matching the pieces up along the seams from waist to bottom and sticking them all down so I could redraw the bottom edge how I wanted it.
Here is the top edge stuck down before redrawing. As you can see it doesn’t match up correctly so we need to fix that!
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So I hope that helps all those learning how to make a corset pattern from scratch. I’ll share a photo tomorrow of the pattern drafted before I cut it out as I managed to remember to take one so come back and check that out or you can click the big twitter button on the right of the website to stay updated, or click - twitter.com/makeacorset if the button is too far away (well your cursor would have to go all the way over there —>)