Construction Demo – Quilted Gore Victorian Corset

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust - Quarter Front View, by Sidney Eileen

I did not take detailed pictures of the flossing process.  Suffice it to say, I used the same upholstery thread as for the contrast stitching.  For information on flossing, please see my tutorial on How to Floss a Corset.

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Boned and flossed, outside view.

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Boned and flossed, inside view.

This corset was one of the few occasions where I used bias cut cover fabric for the edging, rather than double-satin ribbon.  I could not find a close enough beige color, so instead I used some beige silk that is intended for a matching skirt.  Silk is a sturdy enough fabric that I am not worried it will wear through like some cover materials will.

For a more detailed tutorial on edging, please see How to Edge a Corset.

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First I trimmed the edges so they were clean and even.

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Secure first one side of the bias tape.

The strips were cut 1.5″ wide, on the bias.  I stitched them to the outside of the corset, just as I would with ribbon.  By stitching down one side and then the other (vs ironing the bias tape into a double-fold shape and sewing it on with one seam) I had more control over the stretch of the fabric and could prevent rippling.

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Fold over and secure the other side of the bias tape.

I folded over the bias tape with my fingers, being sure to fold it under on the back side.  Then I stitched it down from the front side.  I went back and re-stitched the couple places where it did not catch the first time.

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The view from the inside of the corset.

 

After grommeting, it was finished.

 

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust - Flat, by Sidney Eileen

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust – Flat
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Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust – All Views
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