Pattern: Corset Block, Fabric: Medium weight ‘mock’ denim with a small amount of stretch. The fabric actually had so little stretch that the pattern we used was for a woven corset and everything was cut on the bias. This meant extra caution when I sewed each seam as they easily stretched and distorted out of place without moving back. That got rather infuriating and therefore I would probably never a woven with spandex stretch again. You live and you learn.
The strange stretch to the fabric made putting the boning in actually a breeze- everything was forced back into normal width and length. The bra wire also helped- please excuse the wrinkles in the cups, that is only caused by the fact my dress form has like no boobs. Literally, I’m going to sew some shoulder pads on to her make her boobs more realistic. The other problem with my lovely dress form (who I have named George, by the way) is that she is almost a size larger than my friend. So this corset is pulled on TIGHT. That may also be a cause of the blatant pulling you can see across the side seams and on the back. Basically, I’m saying it was not my sewing that caused the pulling. I promise. Believe me.
The back is closed with hook and eyes, simple but the black is effective against the grey. What do you think ? Personally lacing screams tacky to me- but that could always just be me.
The back’s top seam is finished with picot elastic, adding some stretch. I also love using this stuff, so easy to insert and I reckon that it has a really nice Finnish.
The underside. The black binding you can see encases the boning and wire. I almost prefer the contrast of the black and ALMOST wish it was on the front side.
I said Almost.
So with my wee fingers crossed I will send it to my friend. Lets hope it fits, and that she likes it.
Do you make for other people? If you do do you enjoy it?