Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Corset update

I've been very bad about sewing recently. It just hasn't interested me. This afternoon I was determined to get over that and put a good two and a half hours work into my corset. I finished fitting it (drawing all over in the process), zigzagged the edges flat, since the seam allowances in most places were too small to flat-fell, and cut some of the coutil into strips for the bone casing.

I'm happy to report that my new machine sews it wonderfully! It didn't have a problem sewing through multiple layers of coutil at all, as opposed to our old machine, which sounded like it was dying every time it sewed more than one layer of fabric. :) The old machine is in for a much-needed repair right now.

Newly fitted!
Close up of the zigzag.
Coutil strips for the bone casing.

So there you have it. Because I have a short attention span, I also stopped mid-way to iron the fabric for my next project. :) I'm going to make a pair of pleated shorts for my graduation party.

Here's the pattern:

And my fabric:

Hope you all are having a great week!


  1. Lovely! That fabric is adorable!
    I totally understand the whole "needing a break" thing. After burning through a few big projects, I'll find myself struggling to even make a belt. Give yourself a break and sew those shorts. The pattern is cute!


    1. Isn't it though? I love the color. I may just do that. The corset needs to be done by GFV time though, whereas the shorts won't need to be done until June-ish. Now I need to decide if I should do the high-waisted option like in the white shorts, or the lower waist, like in the teal. Opinions?


  2. Hey V!
    I like the process you made for your corset. You also got the right material! My suggestion is using spiral bones on the sides of your corset. They are more comfortable and flexible around the curves of your body! Keep going!

    1. Thank you! I had to look quite a while before I found it. Good thing you said something about the bones. I'm about to put an order in. :) Do spiral bones bend side to side much?