Commissions are a bit slow at the moment, so I have had time to do up a few tutorials. Yesterday and today I finished up three related tutorials.
How to Make a Basic, Two-Layer Coutil Corset
The most basic kind of corset I make is a two-layer, plain coutil corset, using vertical panel piecing. This tutorial describes exactly how I make these corsets, and will note any simple variations you may want to try for yourself.
How to Insert a Busk
There are many ways to insert a busk in a corset. As long as the busk is held in place and can close, it will work. I use a dual-core method for constructing almost all my corsets, so the method I use takes advantage of the two layers. If you are constructing a single-core corset, this method can still be used, but the busk panel must be two-layer.
How to Edge a Corset
This tutorial shows how to edge a gently curved or straight-edged corset using bias tape or ribbon. When I have occassion to create photos of the process, I will add instructions for edging tabs and other sharp corners using bias tape. Ribbon, no matter how high quality, does not work well for sharp corners.
My next upcoming corset commission is for a silk cover corset, and I’m planning to take detailed construction photos and write up a tutorial specifically on how to make a dual-core corset with separate cover and lining.
Once I have a couple more major construction tutorials up, my attention will be turning to pattern drafting tutorials.