Tag: bodice

Bodice & Sleeves

Once the boning was inserted into the casings there were just a few more steps to complete. The first thing I did was to stitch across the bottom of each casing with a 5/8 inch seam allowance. This was to make sure that the… Continue Reading “Bodice & Sleeves”

Adding the Boning

The first thing you need in order to add boning to a bodice, are casings. You need to have a channel for the bones to slide into. The most common places to add bones are along the seams and at the center back. You… Continue Reading “Adding the Boning”

Sewing the Bodice

Now that the pattern is ready it’s time to sew the bodice. The first step is to prepare your fabric. Make sure that is washed and laundered if applicable. I want the bodice of my dress to act much like a corset. The lining… Continue Reading “Sewing the Bodice”

Draping the Bodice

Now that everyone is settling into the new school year I feel like I finally have time to sew. Hooray! Today I worked on draping the bodice. Draping is a process used to create your own garment pattern. This is one of my favorite… Continue Reading “Draping the Bodice”

Padding a Dress Form

After spending so long working on the skirt of my Belle Dress I noticed that my hoop was starting to sag. As a result, I decided to give the poor abused hoop, that has been holding so much weight for months, a break. I… Continue Reading “Padding a Dress Form”

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