Continuing my Cricut Explore cut corset pattern for corset training. This one is just for me, it won’t be a pattern but you can check out my printable corset patterns in my shop! Today a look at the fit and the process I used to bleach and color my satin coutil!

Corsetry Fabric And Bleach!

Unimpressed with the black on black I decided to try bleaching the satin coutil, here are some tester pieces. I used regular household bleach.

Corsetry Fabric Test Pieces

Moving to the actual corset pieces I tried it just under the rose detailing on my appliqué (yes that’s a rose on a rams skull, I’m little miss cliché I know).

Corset Training Corset pieces with bleach

Corset Training Corset pieces with bleach

But that looked odd so as the bleach lent very well to the look of bone I took it further..

Half corset pattern sewn and bleached

Half corset pattern sewn and bleached

So I then topstitched the seams part way in black and part way in a thread to match the bleach, because I’m fancy like that ? I then had to topstitch my design on, which took many many hours I can tell you!  But I still didn’t like the result (below) it was a bit messy.

Corset design closeup

Corset design closeup

Coloring in!

Coloring in!

So then came some coloring in, first with some textile pens, then when that looked too much like a gory mess of blood and all things emo, I used black sharpie to dull it down to something I was happy with – the right side below. I’ve ironed it to try to set the color but I’m not sure how sharpie will respond over time. I’ll try not to ever get it wet lol.

 

 

 

 

Cutom corset coloring! Comparision before and after adding black

Cutom corset coloring! Comparision before and after adding black

 

 

Corset Pattern Soft Fitting

Anyway that was the complete process for getting the surface design I was happy with. My soft fitting (fitting without the bones) was somewhere in the middle,  you can see below how well it fits me! This was originally going to be a mockup (made with good fabric on account of testing the cricut cutter). Thank goodness it fits after all that faffing with bleach!

Corset pattern soft fitting

Corset pattern soft fitting

Oh so gothic! Me doing my best Moticia stare

Oh so gothic! Me doing my best Moticia stare

I will be back with pics of the finished corset soon!

And if you want to make your own beautiful corset why not check out my Printable Corset Patterns? < Click if you want to instantly download and print a corset sewing pattern and start making a corset of your own immediately! No waiting days for Mr Postman and you can print as many copies as you like, so no loosing you patterns or wearing them out 🙂

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