Tag: Corset

Binding the Bodice

With the sleeves attached the bodice is close to finished. Up next, adding binding to conceal the raw edges. Before starting I gave the bodice a good press using a press cloth. Since I want the binding to be hidden on the inside of… Continue Reading “Binding the Bodice”

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”

Adding a Bustle

When I began this project I wasn’t planning to add a bustle. I thought I would be satisfied without one, but after consideration I determined that I wanted one after all. So, before applying the 3rd and 4th layers of the petticoat, I decided… Continue Reading “Adding a Bustle”

Finishing the Corset

I was able to finish the corset last weekend! This was the first time I had ever used a busk in a corset, and it was a lot of fun to use. It was a challenge, but I was quite pleased with it in… Continue Reading “Finishing the Corset”

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