Remember when I said about the importance of interfacing and boning? Well, here's another lesson, make sure you actually -have- the materials. I thought I had more thick interfacing then I actually did... one layer wasn't strong enough, and I didn't even have enough for one layer... *le sigh*
Boning is also freaking expensive, I give full respect to those who can make corsets! The details and work needed to make such a small piece of fabric, is amazing. So for us poor folk, armoured version tutorial instead! I guess, sometimes you need to work with what you know best~ Recycling is your friend. XD
To replace the interfacing, I used your typical craft foam. This is flexible, you can mold it in shape with heat, and it gives a nice flat surface. I turned one of the side panels so you could see the outside finish. You do not want to bend it horizontally! So simply roll it like a sleeping bag and store it. The foam version is great if you just need the garment to hold it's shape, however, it will not support any bust whatsoever. It's merely for aesthetic purposes. I added an open ended zipper so the back closes completely like the other stripes, making it look like one entire piece.
For those doing proper corsets, you want probably at least two layers of interfacing. The boning would be placed between each seam allowance, and stitched closed flat. Once all the boning is properly in place, you can stitch the interfacing, lining and main fabric together along the edges. Feel free to add a border, or details as you see fit!
Liliana posted on 10-26-2012 at 11:15 AM:
woohoo!! Go craftfoam! Jeonghado improves lol. XD Gah, it looks so awesome...~
|HylianKnight replied on 10-26-2012 at 12:14 PM:|
Ya.. I caved. XD
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