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« on: March 22, 2005 02:21:30 PM »

Hi,

Will anyone please share with me the correct way to sew a corset seam?  I know that it is suggested that you use a flat-felled seam, and this seems understandable when the seam is for a single corset bone, but what about a construction seam where double corset bones will be used.  What would anyone suggest is the strongest seam method to use in this case?

Someone has suggested that I sew a basic seam, which I should press open and then sew each flap down to create two pockets for the bones, but I worry that the seam won't be strong enough.  Is there another way?

Also how wide do you make your seam allowances?  Mine are at 1cm at present, where I have been using bias tape to make pockets for single bones, but I don't think that this will be wide enough for a flat-fell or even the second method. Any help much appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005 05:14:28 AM »

I use the second method you're mentioning and I'm a rather big girl (means I need to tighten my corsets rather much) and I've never had any problems with the pocketmethod. Use a 1.5cm seam allowance and you'll be safe.
You could also use a woven tape, wide enough to keep your boning (about 2.5-3 cm should be wide enough) and sew it onto the seam allowance and anker it in the seam in the middle.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005 10:48:22 AM »


Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.  I will trust in your experience of making/wearing them that it will be sturdy enough, and intend to give it a try straight away. 

'You could also use a woven tape, wide enough to keep your boning (about 2.5-3 cm should be wide enough) and sew it onto the seam allowance and anker it in the seam in the middle.'

As I have already started constructing this one, with a smaller seam allowance, I will have to continue with your above suggested method.  Should keep me happily busy this Easter weekend I think.  Hope to post it in the future when it's complete. 

Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2005 12:25:52 PM »

I'm looking forward to se the result of your effort!

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