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How to make a corset (quick + easy)

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Step 1: Materials List

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- dress form
- satin tape, 3 mm
- scissors
- pins
- pattern film + pen
- cardboard
- tailor's chalk / dressmaking pencil
- shell fabric (medium weight)
- lining (heavyweight canvas)
- sewing machine
- yarn (polyester)
- plastic bones, 5 mm
- eyelets
- eyelet setting tool
- ribbon
- electric iron

Step 2: Making the pattern

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You just need a dress form, some pins and a satin tape to start making a pattern. If it is your first attempt to sew a corsage: Keep it simple!

Step 3: Making the pattern

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Step 4: Making the pattern

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Step 5: Making the pattern

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I always use transparent film to transfer the pattern.

Step 6: Making the pattern

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Step 7: Making the pattern

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Step 8: Making the pattern

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Now you can transfer the film pattern to a cardboard. Don' t forget  to add 1 cm seam allowance. (sides, bottom, top) 

Step 9: Making the pattern

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Fabrics should be cut on a grain. Draw a right angle from the waist line to get the grain. The straight grain runs parallel to the selvedge.

Step 10: Cutting the fabric

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Step 11: Cutting the fabric

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Step 12: Sewing shell fabric / lining

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Sew all pattern pieces together and iron flat afterwards.

Step 13: Sewing shell fabric / lining

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Step 14: Sewing bone channels

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We use the seam allowance to get bone channels. Just sew at a distance of 0,5 cm beneath all dividing seam.

Step 15: Sewing bone channels

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Step 16: Sewing shell fabric and lining together

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Now that the bone channels are ready, the shell fabric and lining can be sewn together at the top.

Step 17: Inserting plastic bones into bone channels

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Step 18: Sewing shell fabric and lining together

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The shell fabric and lining can be sewn together at the bottom. 

Step 19: Sewing center back

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Step 20: Sewing center back

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Step 21: Sewing center back

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Step 22: Inserting eyelets

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Step 23: Inserting eyelets

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Step 24: Inserting eyelets

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Step 25: Inserting eyelets

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Step 26: Inserting eyelets

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Step 27: Inserting eyelets

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Step 28: Inserting eyelets

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Step 29: Inserting eyelets

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Step 30: Lacing the corset

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Step 31: Ready made garment

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parisusa10 months ago
This is great! I have never learned how to follow a store bought pattern but I can follow this! The bone channels are unclear to me but I can look it up. Thank you! Following you!
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