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« Reply #270 on: July 30, 2005 05:03:57 AM »

I've been working on this pattern, Simplicity  5006 its going OK but I just cannot seem to get the boning sewn on to the bust or curvy side bit nicely  Sad  Does anyone have any tips for working with non-straight sems? (sorry if im not using the right lingo)

ive already sewn all the pieces together and the boning is between the 2 layers of fabric, its  the topstitching the boning bit that im having trouble with
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I couldn't find any cable ties (the plastic ones) long enough (without taping them together) as my shirt will end up about 21" long. 

So I used drinking straws.

I retract this previous comment.  I used straws for my project and it all went well and looked perfect until I put it on. 

I hadn't thought of the fact that when straws bend they bend at a sharp angle...they dont bend smoothly. 

OOps...oh well. 
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« Reply #272 on: July 30, 2005 08:29:54 AM »

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I've been working on this pattern, Simplicity  5006 its going OK but I just cannot seem to get the boning sewn on to the bust or curvy side bit nicely  Sad  Does anyone have any tips for working with non-straight sems? (sorry if im not using the right lingo)

ive already sewn all the pieces together and the boning is between the 2 layers of fabric, its  the topstitching the boning bit that im having trouble with

What are you using for boning?
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« Reply #273 on: July 30, 2005 10:25:26 AM »

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I've been working on this pattern, Simplicity  5006 its going OK but I just cannot seem to get the boning sewn on to the bust or curvy side bit nicely  Sad  Does anyone have any tips for working with non-straight sems? (sorry if im not using the right lingo)

ive already sewn all the pieces together and the boning is between the 2 layers of fabric, its  the topstitching the boning bit that im having trouble with

What are you using for boning?

Just Rigilene Polyester Boning, i havent had any problems putting it in the areas that lay flat
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« Reply #274 on: July 30, 2005 03:46:03 PM »

I was just asking because I'm not super experienced with more ridgid forms of boning, and someone who was might be able to give better advice than me.

Curvy seams are a pain in the butt. I know it's not the best way to go, but I usually take some denim, and sew a little boning channel, then put that right next to the curved seam. I've never really been able to get a perfect/decent/tolerable seam using the way that the pattern recommends.
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« Reply #275 on: July 31, 2005 02:31:14 PM »

You could sew the rigilene right on the seam aswell. You don't even have to make canals for that. You can sew right through, I usually make canals on the middle layer though. Seems to put least strain on the upperlayer.


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« Reply #276 on: July 31, 2005 03:19:16 PM »

yes! I finished my denim corset and I really like how it turned out- and apparently, so do other people. I was expecting a half and half reaction "Nice, but I wouldn't wear it" type, but I didn't get any of it. i got compliments, including some from ppl I don't talk to!

I put in an invisible zipper on the front so I could put it on. The bust fits well esp. with a shirt underneath, and I added a bunch of extra boning, which did wonders. I used plastic cable ties, because I skipped buying lunch for a week! YES!

Now i want to make another one with actual nice fabric. black denim is nice, but I'm sure it will start to go gray.  (and i like black- this girl's not gray) gray. But I have to figure out how I should alter it all over again cuz I can't go ripping out stiches from nice fabric, cuz that will show. And I need to figure out a liner. Sewing is such a happy adventure. I'm so pleased that my thing worked out.

man, you all have good advice, I know I used lots of it.

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« Reply #277 on: July 31, 2005 05:26:45 PM »

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« Reply #278 on: August 01, 2005 09:02:39 AM »


ya, I don't know why my right hand is posed like it is. I was like, what am I doing? So if you're wondering- I have no idea.
A couple of notes on the above. The grommeted edges are hemmed with blue lace seam binding. I don't actually know if I did this right, but it seems to work. Everything else is edged in black ribbon, which has an annoying habit of flipping down the wrong way, as you can see in some of the pictures. Any suggestions for the next go-round? (or even ones for this one. I think it needs some decoration, maybe) There's no back side picture; I couldn't reach around.
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« Reply #279 on: August 01, 2005 09:34:14 AM »

Well, here they are, at last.
This first one is after a custommade pattern. It's an underbust with extra hipwidth. It's simply a halfmoon-shaped piece from the waist down over the hips. Something like that.



This is the latest pvc-corset, made from a Simplicity pattern(#7215). Since it's not made for me it's being modelled by a pillow Smiley



This is the same Simplicity pattern, but in silk. Hopefully the crinkles will straighten when put on real model Smiley The neck-corset is only boned with plastic.



Back. This lacing seems to be the easiest to pull.



I've used four layers of fabric in the top one, and three in the other two. Steel boning, and steel spiral boning.
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