Saturday, May 4, 2013
Part II: Self - Education in Corset Making or "I think I always do things the hard way."
Well it has been an interesting journey. I am beginning to better understand this type of corset construction. The project is a hot mess but since no one will see it and eventually I will use it to pattern a "pretty" one I'm not worried about it.
Just to recap:
- Started with a super super cheap (think cost of the busk) plastic boned, metal busk corset that was several sizes too big (it was like wearing a macaroni tube).
- Partially deconstructed it and added gussets.
- Added stashed spiral boning by sewing in channels behind with bias tape I already had.
Where we were:
The really great thing is that I can now see that a well fitted corset can reduce and be significantly more comfortable that trying to do the same thing in a corset that isn't cut for your body or is the wrong size.