Hello fellow Craftsters! I've mingled around on this site once in a while over the last year or so, but just now joined because I realised that I could definitely use help from fellow (and much more experienced) craftsters!
At the moment, I have a couple questions about making a corset, since that is one of the projects I'm planning on starting soon.
It's semi-late right now, so I might be adding questions that I can't think of at a later time, so I apologise in advance for that!
1. What would be the best fabric to use for the lining?
2. I'm hoping to make a reversible corset, and was thinking about having a double-lining in between the two outside layers of fabric. I was planning on sewing in boning channels straight into the fabric, instead of using the boning casings and sticking the boning between the 2 lining layers. Would that be a good idea, or should I do something different?
3. I know steel and spiral steel boning is the best to use, and just wanted to double-check something I've heard in the past: Flat steel boning is used next to the grommeting and for the busk, and spiral steel is used for all other channels, correct? Please let me know if a different way is better!
4. What is the best technique for sewing on the biased tape/finishing for the upper and lower edges for a corset? The last bridal-style corset that I made I used ribbon and it did not come out as smooth as I would have liked. Any tricks or suggestions to make it come out nice and flat?
Like I said, more questions may (most likely) crop up as I work on the corset. Thank you in advance for any advice I receive!