Step 1: Materials List
- dress form
- satin tape, 3 mm
- pattern film + pen
- tailor's chalk / dressmaking pencil
- shell fabric (medium weight)
- lining (heavyweight canvas)
- sewing machine
- yarn (polyester)
- plastic bones, 5 mm
- eyelet setting tool
- electric iron
Step 2: Making the Pattern
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
Step 4: Making the Pattern
Step 5: Making the Pattern
I always use transparent film to transfer the pattern.
Step 6: Making the Pattern
Step 7: Making the Pattern
Step 8: Making the Pattern
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
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
Step 11: Cutting the Fabric
Step 12: Sewing Shell Fabric / Lining
Sew all pattern pieces together and iron flat afterwards.
Step 13: Sewing Shell Fabric / Lining
Step 14: Sewing Bone Channels
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
Step 16: Sewing Shell Fabric and Lining Together
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
Step 18: Sewing Shell Fabric and Lining Together
The shell fabric and lining can be sewn together at the bottom.