How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Edge and Grommet the Back Panels

To edge the back panels, I followed the same proceedure as on the busk panels.  I trimmed everything down, cut a small strip of ribbon, and stitched it in place on the outside of the corset.  As before, it can be hand stitched if you prefer.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

I folded over the leading edge of the ribbon…

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

… and tacked it in place.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

That way I did not need to worry about the leading edge coming loose while I folded over the following edge and stitched it in place.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Outside view of the finished edging.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

At this point all that is needed for the corset to function is to grommet it.

 

This is what the corset looked like after all the finishing details.

Related tutorials are How to Grommet By Hand and How to Add a Double-Busk.

Tight Lacing Black Satin Ribbon Corset - Flat, by Sidney Eileen

Tight Lacing Black Satin Ribbon Corset – Flat
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Tight Lacing Black Satin Ribbon Corset - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Tight Lacing Black Satin Ribbon Corset – All Views
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