I've read every single page so far.
It has really inspired me to make a corset.
I have been studying a bit on corsets for a few hours, but the only thing I can't really seem to grasp is where to put the channels. I know it's best to put it in the middle cloth, but is there a pattern of some sort?
For a Elizabethan corset, there's this pattern:
But I want to make a Victorian corset- how would that go about?
Since it would be my first time making a corset, I don't really want to use OHGEEEXPENSIVE! material- so I want to use cable ties. It seems from all the pictures I've been looking at, that the majority is steel and it comes in a slab- how are you suppose to use cable ties then?
My boyfriend (who I dragged to help me research) is just telling me to sew in a cable tie at every inch of the corset, and I'm pretty much like "Noooooooo. I don't think that's how it is." He asked me why not, and I can't really give a justified reason. It just doesn't seem so.
Another question is when you tape yourself and cut yourself out and make the seams area, what about the boobage area? Won't it curve out? How are you suppose to draw that onto a flat pattern?
Sorry for so many questions- I'm too used to sewing with regular fabric where you can just pin/cut/pin/cut.
Help would be most appreciated.