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Underbust pattern tutorial

Underbust pattern tutorial
So here it is at last, the under bust pattern tutorial! At one moment in the making of this tutorial my portable hard drive crashed and all the data for this tutorial was lost with it, I was almost done with it all it was just a matter of putting the text and the pictures together, I had a pdf version of it, on Swedish which was in one way a good thing but it was not totally finished and had a few things that needed to be fixed in the Illustrator made diagrams that were lost. It kind of killed me to loose all my data, so I kind of gave up on it all but yesterday I had some luck with the hard drive and managed to save the files needed for this tutorial. I was beyond thrilled! So I present to you all the under bust corset pattern tutorial! The biggest prejudices about corsets are that they are really uncomfortable to wear and that one cannot breath properly in them, this of course is all wrong. The measurements needed: (or were you want the bottom part of the corset to be) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related:  patronsCorsetery

A Mini Dictionary of Corset Terminology - Corsets and Crinolines In response to the many letters and emails I get from people asking about corsets and what things are, I have prepared a little corset dictionary containing most of the terminology you will come across when dealing with antique corsetry or making your own period accurate corsets. I have not included modern corset terms like "hip spring", corselettes, etc, everything is datelined to pre 1920. It is by no means complete and will be updated as I think of new terms. In the meantime, I hope you all find this useful.... Also known as a stay or stays. Types of bones: Featherboning: A trade name for a patented boning manufacturing process made since 1884, and was a substitute for whalebone. A long stiff bone at the front of the corset that helps to keep it rigid. An upside down "hook" found mostly on the busks of late 19th century corsets from France or French made corsets. A very sturdy and crisp fabric with a marked herringbone pattern. Embroidery found on the bone casings of a corset.

103 - Winter Street Dress Downloadable Pattern PatternReview 103 Winter Street Dress Downloadable Pattern Just like it's cousin - Summer Street Dress, Winter Street Dress is an easy to sew knit dress with a waist seam and a narrow pleated skirt. The narrow skirt with inverted box pleats has just the right amount of ease where you need it, resulting in a very comfortable and cute tulip shape. The bodice is drafted for a "C" cup. There is a choice of elbow length flounce sleeves or a full length sleeve. From Winter to Spring to Summer, this is a perfect transition dress! Fabric suggestions - A variety of knit fabrics will work here but we recommend medium weight knits for a more structured look.

How I Sew Corsets This is a guide of how I sew my corsets, I think that is is a really simple way since there is no need to worry about the “stitch in the ditch” issue, having seams that are not exactly aligned. This corset does not have a busk since I made this tutorial before I learned how to insert them. But HERE is a really nice tutorial on how you do it, it is also how I insert my busks. This tutorial does not address any pattern making either, It is simply a note on sewing technique. For you Swedish speaking people out there, I now have this tutorial in Swedish and it can be found HERE This corset is made with coutil, my favorite fabric for corset making, I do feel that is is superior to everything else that I have tried, but that is just my opinion. I start with fusing the fashion fabric to the coutil, I do this before cutting the pieces, this eliminates problems such as fusing wrong sides together, fashion fabric stretching and you only need to cut two layers, not three. Fixed! Now on to binding.

Untitled Normal Page This corset is suitable for use from 1860 through 1880 by modifying the length. It can also either be made as an under-the-bust or over-the-bust corset. |About |Materials|Making a Corset Pattern| |Construction|Sources for Supplies|Corset Links| Making an Elizabethan Corset Pattern Although corset kits and commercial corset patterns are available, an elizabethan corset is simple enough to make that creating a custom pattern is cheaper and less of a hassle. Online Custom Corset Pattern Generator Enter your measurements, and get illustrated step-by-step customized instructions on how to draw out a pattern. I came up with this pattern, and it works well enough for me. If you try it out, I would appreciate any feedback you could give me on how it fit, problems you encountered, etc. so that I can make it more generally workeable. 1.) Waist measurement Bust measurement Waist-to-underarm measurement The front length of the intended corset, from the top center front to the bottom point (if you have a busk, use the length of the busk + 1/2 an inch) 2.) Take the front length measurement, and draw a vertical line of that length down the right side of your piece of paper. Locate the midpoint of this horizontal line.

Waisted: Underbust corset pattern drafting I was left slightly bewildered by the recent under bust drafting tutorial on Foundations Revealed, to be honest. I'm sure it is wonderful but for me, the method really wasn't going to click. I was however in the right frame of mind to think out how I would do things, in a way which makes sense to me. I was also thinking about the first corset patterns I made, and what was wrong with them. I started off using a tutorial many of you will remember, and many of you will never have even heard off. It was a basic underbust pattern drafting tutorial and it was pretty bad. The concept is one which has stuck with me however, and I do like the fact that you can decide how many panels the corset has easily with that method. I've decided to have a go at a series of articles starting with a really basic underbust corset block (like a bodice or skirt sloper for those who are familiar with pattern drafting terms. So without further ado I present my very own underbust corset drafting instructions:

Reconstructing A 1910's Era Corset For the past few years, I’ve been searching for a good pattern for a 1910’s corset, but I discovered that the number of commercial patterns and pattern diagrams from books for this type of corset is surprisingly limited. Then when I tried making up a few of the available patterns, I was further frustrated by poor fit and difficulty enlarging the patterns to my size. So I was thrilled to buy a 1910's corset off of ebay for under $30. This corset was a larger size with a 29” waist and 45" hips, not including the lacing gap. The construction of this corset was very streamlined with only five pieces and no gores or bias-cut seam-lines. Enlarging the pattern The first step is to print out the pattern and enlarge the pattern on a copy machine. Size alterations If you need to alter this pattern, I recommend that you simply use your waist measurement as a guide and adjust the width of the panels uniformly to keep the original proportions of the corset intact. Assembling the body Inserting the busk

Planning Out Boning Channels | Foundations Revealed After the publication of my article discussing the stitching of boning channels, some questions arose as to the positioning of boning channels and some misconceptions as to the reasons for boning a corset. This article aims to address those issues and provide some ideas for experimentation. Let’s start with some of the misconceptions, because they appear to be one of the main reasons that people experience difficulties when working out the positioning of their bones. Boning has one primary function: to keep the shape of the corset by ensuring the fabric is taut. And that’s it. The Positioning of Boning Channels Trying to work out where to place your boning channels is a common problem when venturing into drafting your own corset patterns. Sadly, there is no simple answer – no hard and fast rule - all possibilities are suitable in some situations and not recommended in others. There are so many things that can Positioning For Aesthetic Purposes 1 Design on the Body 2 Design on a Dummy Chalk