Stripy corset: fusing, cutting, & beginning construction

This month I wrote an article for Foundations Revealed on matching stripes in corsetry. I’ve taken the tutorial fabric and proceeded onto making the actual corset from the demo in the article.

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Here are a few of the steps so far:

Lining up the fabric prior to fusing & Pinning in place down into the ironing board:
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Laying silk organza over as a press cloth:
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Fusing with wonderunder to flannel:
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I’m using glass headed pearls that I can just iron over the top of without melting:
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Lining up & cutting the final pattern piece after fusing:
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I have a few smaller rotary cutting boards I move around to the station I’m working. So I would fuse,let it cool & cut it out, then move onto the next part without having to go to my cutting table. This works great for small pieces like corset panels.

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All the pieces cut out and ready for construction:
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Inserting the spoon busk:
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Prepping stud side:
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Now to continue the construction phase :) This project will be somewhat on the back burner as I fit it in around client’s work (when I need a change of pace). Having scheduled procrastination projects actually helps me keep more productive and get me back on track when a project has eaten my soul. Sometimes as little as a half an hour on a non-paying project will keep me motivated & I’ll be ready to get back to work on the main priority project :) May sound odd but I swear it helps.

I hope to eventually complete it as the stripes are super stunning & to die for IMO.

2 thoughts on “Stripy corset: fusing, cutting, & beginning construction”

  1. Ooh that looks perfect!
    I am intrigued by your ironingboard, dit you make the cover yourself?
    If not, would you be so kind as to direct me to the seller?

  2. I actually just picked it up at my local JoAnn fabrics when it was on sale. I presume they still carry it or something like it. It is not washable but when it gets too mucky I just buy a new one with a 50% off coupon. I assume they did not pre-wash the fabrics so it will shrink if washed….

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