Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mission to Commission Pt. 3

First time Corset Maker con't:

As you can see, everything is marked for laying and seeing the casing on the muslin. Since this is the back, I placed the first casing a 1/4 of inch in. This will eventually be hemmed. This is perfect to keep the back from slouching and looking messy.
When sewing the casings on, sew right along the outer edges. Also, with placing your pins this way, you avoid having to stop to remove them and avoid anything getting warped. You want this to be as straight as possible, otherwise you can't get your boning back in.
Now for boning. Before you start to place it back in the casings, file an end. Helps to ease it back in and prevents unnecessary digging once worn.
 I like using the the thumb rule when replacing the boning.
 Cut the excess off and straighten the casing.

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