Tonight in the UK, sees 7 amateur Seamsters grappling with corset making for the first time on The Great British Sewing Bee! EEK!
- Be as accurate as you can, use sharp marking tools, a good tape measure and be absolutely meticulous with your cutting. Mark the waist and stitching lines on the wrong side of each of your corset panel pieces.
- Be organised – make sure you keep all your corset panels sorted in order in seprate piles for each side (left and right) and make sure you mark them so you know which way up they are.
- Iron your work after stitching your seams but do not use steam. If you use steam, you may shrink panels but ironing is important before adding boning tape in order to get a smooth and curvy finish.
- Keep the working pattern to hand incase of mix ups.
- Make sure all your tools are sharp – new blades for rotary cutters, new needles for the sewing machine, a new stitch unpicker, and strong, sharp pins will all help you.
- Stitch slowly and use a quilting foot for measuring and stitching even bone channels.
Julia has very kindly offered to giveaway a copy of her new Corset pattern, The Sophia, so if Corsetry is on your sewing Bucket list, then keep an eye out for details of how to enter a competition to win this fabulous pattern!
Happy Stitching :)