If your learning how to make a corset pattern, or even how to make a bodice pattern with corset boning, then you’ll need a method of drafting your corset design into a pattern.
There are several ways of doing this, but my favourite beginners method is the duct tape corset pattern. You need a second person with you, a tight-fitting vest top that you are happy to cut up, scissors and a roll of duct tape. First put the vest top on over a well fitting bra, now have your friend go round and round you with the masking tape till you are covered from waist to bust – basically the area you want your corset swing pattern to cover. Now have them cut you out straight down the middle front or middle back. You can now draw on the 3D form of your body where you want the corset design to come to around the bottom and top, then draw on your pattern lines and where you want your sprung or spiral steel boning. Now cut the pieces out and transfer them to pattern paper!