Been very busy doing family things every now and then had some time to start back on my corset.
After you set the busk in the first steps now….
Press the seam flat, then press it open. Turn the right sides out now with the centers front at the edge of the busk.
Now place both of the panels up to match. When the are close for the centers to touch now place marks (small ones where your going to make your holes with your awl.
Make sure not to make your hole to big. Better smaller than to big and work it slowly into the material.
When it all lines up then I pinned the stud busk to make sure it wouldn’t slide and sewn down the side of it to make it sit.
Once I finished this I went back and sewn all the lining pieces together.
Make sure to do the same thing with the slits like you did the front to.
Now it time to sew the two materials together and make a tube which you will be turning rights sides out.
Once you have both right sides facing you need to line up the seam lines with one another. After you do this you will need to stitch in the ditch. This is when you sew both layers top and lining together. You will be sewing in both seams together.
You will need to pin at each edge, at the waist and the rest of the seam. It took a long time to make sure you get both inner seams before you pin.
I found out its better to pin each and every row at once so it doesn’t shift of you. Go slow and slowly move your pins out why you slow and remove them once you get there. Be sure not to hit the pin.
Make sure when your stitching in the ditch sew it on the front to get nice lines in the ditch.
Now its time to move on the boning channels. First you want to make the back channels first and measure what the directions tell you. You make two so the grommets go in between them.
My corset states to use 1/4″ boning channels. Don’t make them to small or too big. If to big they can move and twist in the channel when you wear it.
There are all kinds of different ways to measure the boning channel but for me. I found out by putting it next to the seam and sliding the boning down next to. I then pinned it in place, so it wouldn’t move.
I then used my zipper foot to move right next to it. I moved the needle over a bit so it would be closer to the channel. For me it work great and gave me nice straight lines to.
You can see here how the zipper foot would follow it down the boning and my a nice straight channel.
You will need to pin first then repin on the front. You will be sewing down the same line as the boning channel seam. Be very careful not to slip into the channel.
You don’t need to do every channel maybe 6. Make sure to sew the beginning and end of the twill tape so its supports the line.