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There's nothing like a corset to give you that perfect hourglass figure, whether you've got it or not! This instructable shows you the construction o...
For this corset you will need: Materials: - Outer fabric of your choice (not too delicate or your bones will pop out, I used raw silk) - Lining fabri...
Choosing/making a pattern is the most important part of the process. There is an infinite variety of ways to do it. First think about what kind of sh...
Just a quick explanation of the different kinds of boning out there. What Not to Use: If you go to a chain craft store, you are likely to only find ...
Because the pattern pieces are mirrored, you can double up your fabric and cut both sides at once. I have a 1/2" seam allowance. It is best to have ...
Sew together the panels together for the outer fabric. Do the same for the lining fabric. Once both are completed, clip the seams as needed at the...
Lay the lining panels and facing panels right side together. Sew both ends together along the back panel. Turn right side out, and press.
Now for the fun part! Get ready for a lot of sewing, this step takes a while. Take care making sure the front and back fabrics line up as precisely a...
This is where you choose how to finish your edges. I chose to have clean edges, however if you want to use bias binding that is fine too. If you do ...
If you choose to have straps, you will be attaching them in the next step. For mine I cut 1 1/4" strips to create a strap slightly wider than 1/4". ...
Pin down your straps, and sew down the top facing. When finished, fold the fabric up and stay stitch your facing. Turn the facing around to the bac...
Insert a bone into each of your channels. There will be four layers of fabric in each channel (front and back, plus their seam allowances). I usuall...
Attach the bottom facing, using the same procedure as in step 10. Take care that the bones are pushed as far towards the top as possible, so you don'...
Hand stitch the facing down along the inside.
Time for hardware! Mark where you want to put your eyelets, roughly 1" apart. Either cut or punch the holes. Insert your eyelets into the holes, m...
All that is left to do is attach the straps in back! Lace it up and pin to fit. Then tack them on in back and trim the excess. (Note: it would be c...
And voila! You're done!
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Posted:Feb 6, 2011
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