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The Emporia => What lies beneath... => Corsets => Topic started by: Maryna Laas on February 06, 2019, 16:43:13 PM

Title: Sew a corset
Post by: Maryna Laas on February 06, 2019, 16:43:13 PM
I wanted to sew a corset, but a friend said that you need to sew bones. What is it and how to sew them?
Title: Re: Sew a corset
Post by: BrendaP on February 06, 2019, 17:09:52 PM
You don't 'sew bones' as such, you sew channelling to put bones into.  Historically it would have been pieces of whale bone, but nowadays corset boning is made from steel or plastic.
https://www.sewcurvy.com/corsetmakingsupplies/cat_284669-Corset-Boning.html (https://www.sewcurvy.com/corsetmakingsupplies/cat_284669-Corset-Boning.html)
Title: Re: Sew a corset
Post by: Francesca on February 06, 2019, 19:31:38 PM
Yes you sew channels which you then slide boning into. Either spiral steel or plastic.

If you want to try a first corset, I did the Sophia Underbust from Sew Curvy using a kit last year as my first and found it easier than I expected. Here's the thread: https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,5370.0.html