Nipping in that waist

If you read my blog on my Ascot Dress you will have seen I’m wearing a corset belt, this is a great free pattern available from Corset Training.its a four piece pattern with details on how to pick your correct size and where to place bones. 

It was a reasonably quick make, seven pieces to stitch together & I choose to do the minimum boning option. Using Coutil and a black cotton fabric to face, the 2 layers were basted together before joining pieces. 


After pressing seam allowance to one side I stitched bias binding over it to produce the bone channels. 


Turning the seam allowance on the end edges I covered with bias for the edge boning channel  & marked the second back channel as shown on the pattern .  Using the same bias to finish the top edge the eyelets were then added before inserting boning. 


The two types of boning I used were from Sew Curvy. The flat steel boning for either side of  eyelets & spiral steel boning for everywhere else. It’s the first time I’ve bought a continuous piece of the spiral so had the fiddly job of cutting to length & adding end pieces. This took a few practices to get right but the tutorial on the website is very clear & helpful. 


All bones inserted the final job was to add binding to bottom edge and lace up! 


This is such a great shape over dresses that I will definitely be making more and as it doesn’t take much fabric will be great to use up some of my smaller pieces 😃

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8 thoughts on “Nipping in that waist

    1. Thank you. The corset belt is great & I’ll be making more. My daughters wedding dress & my mother of the bride dress are both started😃 Pics will follow in October after the big day!

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      1. I would love if you could make one! I would love to give it an attempt another time but I’m short on time in the next few weeks (it would be for the spring races)
        Would I be able to email you 🙂 ?

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