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.
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.