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  • Kristen
    Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us,
    Message 1 of 11 , Sep 30, 2008
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      Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials
      list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as
      Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and
      will fit everyone.

      You'll need
      2 packages of 1/4" grommets
      2" twill tape
      2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric
      1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing
      1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread
      count
      1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for
      lining material
      1 yard of craft weight pellon
      thread
      chalk for marking pattern
      newspaper or brown paper bag
      bones we used steel boning.

      1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your
      torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your
      hip joint.
      2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the
      paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your
      first torso measure. Starting at your bust measurement start
      connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top
      of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset,
      making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the
      same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point
      of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you
      can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you
      only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and
      stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.
      3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion
      fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which
      way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.
      4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and
      then the lining fabric together.
      5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the
      front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
      straight edge.
      6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of
      your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find
      and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill
      tape inside the corset.
      7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones
      will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges
      should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and
      casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the
      other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will
      go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of
      the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2"
      inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1
      1/4" space.
      8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and
      stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look
      like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip the corset
      inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front
      and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start
      sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.
      9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the
      edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in
      the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your
      heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in
      your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your
      garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your
      corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You
      can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot
      laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of
      bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that
      it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it
      goes through.
      I hope this helps, as soon as I can I'll post pictures of each step
      so you can see the process.

      Kristen
    • Trish Mickelsen
      Thank you. Much appreciated.  Hugs & Kisses, Trish ... From: Kristen To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com Sent: Tuesday, September 30,
      Message 2 of 11 , Oct 1, 2008
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        Thank you. Much appreciated.

         Hugs & Kisses,
        Trish



        ----- Original Message ----
        From: Kristen <spellsinger28@...>
        To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:12:24 PM
        Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern


        Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials
        list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as
        Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and
        will fit everyone.

        You'll need
        2 packages of 1/4" grommets
        2" twill tape
        2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric
        1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing
        1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread
        count
        1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for
        lining material
        1 yard of craft weight pellon
        thread
        chalk for marking pattern
        newspaper or brown paper bag
        bones we used steel boning.

        1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your
        torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your
        hip joint.
        2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the
        paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your
        first torso measure. Starting at your bust measurement start
        connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top
        of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset,
        making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the
        same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point
        of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you
        can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you
        only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and
        stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric..
        3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion
        fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which
        way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.
        4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and
        then the lining fabric together.
        5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the
        front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
        straight edge.
        6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of
        your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find
        and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill
        tape inside the corset.
        7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones
        will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges
        should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and
        casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the
        other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will
        go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of
        the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2"
        inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1
        1/4" space.
        8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and
        stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look
        like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip the corset
        inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front
        and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start
        sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.
        9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the
        edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in
        the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your
        heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in
        your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your
        garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your
        corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You
        can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot
        laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of
        bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that
        it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it
        goes through.
        I hope this helps, as soon as I can I'll post pictures of each step
        so you can see the process.

        Kristen






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      • Kristen Praiswater
        You re very welcome.   Hugs, Kristen ... From: Trish Mickelsen Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern To:
        Message 3 of 11 , Oct 1, 2008
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          You're very welcome.
           
          Hugs,
          Kristen

          --- On Wed, 10/1/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...> wrote:

          From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...>
          Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
          To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 9:32 AM






          Thank you. Much appreciated.

           Hugs & Kisses,
          Trish

          ----- Original Message ----
          From: Kristen <spellsinger28@ yahoo.com>
          To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
          Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:12:24 PM
          Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern

          Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials
          list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as
          Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and
          will fit everyone.

          You'll need
          2 packages of 1/4" grommets
          2" twill tape
          2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric
          1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing
          1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread
          count
          1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for
          lining material
          1 yard of craft weight pellon
          thread
          chalk for marking pattern
          newspaper or brown paper bag
          bones we used steel boning.

          1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your
          torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your
          hip joint.
          2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the
          paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your
          first torso measure. Starting at your bust measurement start
          connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top
          of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset,
          making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the
          same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point
          of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you
          can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you
          only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and
          stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric..
          3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion
          fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which
          way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.
          4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and
          then the lining fabric together.
          5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the
          front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
          straight edge.
          6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of
          your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find
          and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill
          tape inside the corset.
          7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones
          will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges
          should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and
          casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the
          other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will
          go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of
          the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2"
          inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1
          1/4" space.
          8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and
          stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look
          like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip the corset
          inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front
          and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start
          sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.
          9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the
          edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in
          the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your
          heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in
          your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your
          garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your
          corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You
          can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot
          laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of
          bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that
          it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it
          goes through.
          I hope this helps, as soon as I can I'll post pictures of each step
          so you can see the process.

          Kristen

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        • Marlene Ladouceur
          Dia duit! As I`m a seemstress till approximatively...10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0) Thank for all the
          Message 4 of 11 , Oct 5, 2008
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            Dia duit!
            As I`m a seemstress till approximatively...10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)
            Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?

            Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,
            châtelaine and chronicler for
            Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK


            To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.comFrom: spellsinger28@...: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern




            Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You'll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bust measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I can I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen






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          • Trish Mickelsen
            I was going to say & ask the same thing.  Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often.  Please & thank you.  Hugs & Kisses, Trish ... From:
            Message 5 of 11 , Oct 5, 2008
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              I was going to say & ask the same thing.  Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often.  Please & thank you.

               Hugs & Kisses,
              Trish



              ----- Original Message ----
              From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@...>
              To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PM
              Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern



              Dia duit!
              As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)
              Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?

              Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,
              châtelaine and chronicler for
              Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK

              To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern

              Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bust
              measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
              straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip
              the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I can
              I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen

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            • Kristen Praiswater
              Yes, you can print the instructions, for your class.  You are very welcome.  I hope your class goes well. Kristen ... From: Marlene Ladouceur
              Message 6 of 11 , Oct 6, 2008
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                Yes, you can print the instructions, for your class.  You are very welcome.  I hope your class goes well.

                Kristen

                --- On Sun, 10/5/08, Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@...> wrote:
                From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@...>
                Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
                Date: Sunday, October 5, 2008, 9:03 PM













                Dia duit!

                As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)

                Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?



                Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,

                châtelaine and chronicler for

                Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK



                To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern



                Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bust
                measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
                straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip
                the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I can
                I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen



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              • Kristen Praiswater
                Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies.  I hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group. Hugs and Kisses, Kristen ... From:
                Message 7 of 11 , Oct 6, 2008
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                  Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies.  I hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group.

                  Hugs and Kisses,
                  Kristen

                  --- On Mon, 10/6/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...> wrote:
                  From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...>
                  Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                  To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
                  Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:30 AM











                  I was going to say & ask the same thing.  Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often.  Please & thank you.



                   Hugs & Kisses,

                  Trish



                  ----- Original Message ----

                  From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@hotmail. com>

                  To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com

                  Sent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PM

                  Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern



                  Dia duit!

                  As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)

                  Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?



                  Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,

                  châtelaine and chronicler for

                  Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK



                  To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern



                  Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bust

                  measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the

                  straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip

                  the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I can

                  I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen



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                • Marlene Ladouceur
                  Go raibh maith agat Lady Kristen! --Thanks you very much or literellaytraducted from irish gaelic: God be on you ;0) . Lady Éadaoin Précepte de vie
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                    Go raibh maith agat Lady Kristen! --Thanks you very much or literellaytraducted from irish gaelic: God be on you ;0) .
                    Lady Éadaoin

                    Précepte de vie "Éadaoin" no.

                    To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.comFrom: spellsinger28@...: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 13:10:18 -0700Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern




                    Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies. I hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group.Hugs and Kisses,Kristen--- On Mon, 10/6/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...> wrote:From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@...>Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternTo: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.comDate: Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:30 AMI was going to say & ask the same thing. Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often. Please & thank you. Hugs & Kisses,Trish ----- Original Message ----From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@hotmail. com>To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comSent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PMSubject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternDia duit!As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,châtelaine and chronicler forShire La Selve d`Aure, EKTo: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternOkay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bustmeasurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with thestraight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flipthe corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I canI'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _[Non-text portions of this message have been removed][Non-text portions of this message have been removed][Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





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                  • Trish Mickelsen
                    Thank you so very much!  Hugs & Kisses, Trish ... From: Kristen Praiswater To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, October 6,
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                      Thank you so very much!

                       Hugs & Kisses,
                      Trish



                      ----- Original Message ----
                      From: Kristen Praiswater <spellsinger28@...>
                      To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
                      Sent: Monday, October 6, 2008 1:10:18 PM
                      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern


                      Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies.  I hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group.

                      Hugs and Kisses,
                      Kristen

                      --- On Mon, 10/6/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                      From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com>
                      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                      To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
                      Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:30 AM

                      I was going to say & ask the same thing.  Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often.  Please & thank you.

                       Hugs & Kisses,

                      Trish

                      ----- Original Message ----

                      From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@ hotmail. com>

                      To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com

                      Sent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PM

                      Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern

                      Dia duit!

                      As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)

                      Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?

                      Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,

                      châtelaine and chronicler for

                      Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK

                      To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern

                      Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bust

                      measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down..4) Sew the front and backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the

                      straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flip

                      the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I can

                      I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen

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                    • Kristen
                      Hi everyone I made a mistake in telling you how to get your measurements. You need to measure your bust, waist, hips, your bust to waist measurement ( that s
                      Message 10 of 11 , Oct 7, 2008
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                        Hi everyone I made a mistake in telling you how to get your
                        measurements. You need to measure your bust, waist, hips, your bust
                        to waist measurement ( that's the top of your bust to your natural
                        waist about 2 inches above your belly button), and your waist to hip
                        measurement ( right at the hip joint). Divide your bust, waist and,
                        hip measurements by 4, and start making your paper pattern.

                        Sorry everyone
                        Hugs and Loves,
                        Kristen
                        --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, Trish Mickelsen
                        <herbalcrafter@...> wrote:
                        >
                        > Thank you so very much!
                        >
                        >  Hugs & Kisses,
                        > Trish
                        >
                        >
                        >
                        > ----- Original Message ----
                        > From: Kristen Praiswater <spellsinger28@...>
                        > To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
                        > Sent: Monday, October 6, 2008 1:10:18 PM
                        > Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                        >
                        >
                        > Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies.  I
                        hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group.
                        >
                        > Hugs and Kisses,
                        > Kristen
                        >
                        > --- On Mon, 10/6/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com> wrote:
                        > From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com>
                        > Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                        > To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
                        > Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:30 AM
                        >
                        > I was going to say & ask the same thing.  Our ladies are avid sewers
                        & have get togethers often.  Please & thank you.
                        >
                        >  Hugs & Kisses,
                        >
                        > Trish
                        >
                        > ----- Original Message ----
                        >
                        > From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@ hotmail. com>
                        >
                        > To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. com
                        >
                        > Sent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PM
                        >
                        > Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                        >
                        > Dia duit!
                        >
                        > As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that
                        this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)
                        >
                        > Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print
                        it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?
                        >
                        > Lady Éadaoin Uì Brien,
                        >
                        > châtelaine and chronicler for
                        >
                        > Shire La Selve d`Aure, EK
                        >
                        > To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@
                        yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers]
                        Corset Pattern
                        >
                        > Okay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials
                        list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as
                        Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and
                        will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill
                        tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1
                        1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of
                        fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2
                        of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1
                        yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or
                        brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist
                        , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the
                        top of your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark
                        your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your
                        other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at
                        your bust
                        >
                        > measurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve,
                        and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of
                        your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for
                        comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the
                        highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this
                        is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't
                        worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric
                        and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start
                        cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of
                        the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern
                        goes so you don't forget which way is up or down..4) Sew the front and
                        backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric
                        together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as
                        the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with the
                        >
                        > straight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four
                        straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on
                        top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch
                        the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark
                        where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your
                        fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to
                        accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front
                        will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1
                        1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other
                        set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the
                        casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each
                        bone you want to keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right
                        side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges,
                        at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are
                        stitched, flip
                        >
                        > the corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be
                        in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and
                        interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If
                        using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and
                        dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware
                        section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make
                        bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias
                        tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the
                        grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may
                        need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want
                        for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should
                        have 15 bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back
                        as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all
                        the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as
                        I can
                        >
                        > I'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen
                        >
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                        >
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                      • Kristen Praiswater
                        Your very welcome, I had to make corrections to the instructions on getting your measurements so don t forget to get that part and print them too. Kristen ...
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                          Your very welcome, I had to make corrections to the instructions on getting your measurements so don't forget to get that part and print them too.

                          Kristen

                          --- On Mon, 10/6/08, Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@...> wrote:
                          From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@...>
                          Subject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern
                          To: scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com
                          Date: Monday, October 6, 2008, 5:33 PM













                          Go raibh maith agat Lady Kristen! --Thanks you very much or literellaytraducted from irish gaelic: God be on you ;0) .

                          Lady Éadaoin



                          Précepte de vie "Éadaoin" no.



                          To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 13:10:18 -0700Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset Pattern



                          Yes absolutely, you can print the instructions for the ladies. I hope you guys have fun making this in your sewing group.Hugs and Kisses,Kristen- -- On Mon, 10/6/08, Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com> wrote:From: Trish Mickelsen <herbalcrafter@ yahoo.com>Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternTo: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comDate: Monday, October 6, 2008, 12:30 AMI was going to say & ask the same thing. Our ladies are avid sewers & have get togethers often. Please & thank you. Hugs & Kisses,Trish ----- Original Message ----From: Marlene Ladouceur <airekielle@ hotmail. com>To: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comSent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 7:03:19 PMSubject: RE: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternDia duit!As I`m a seemstress till approximatively. ..10 years, I can say that this is THE best way to make it short an sweet ;0)Thank for all the instructions! May I have your permission to print it for an eventually SCA Seemstress class in my Shire?Lady
                          Éadaoin Uì Brien,châtelaine and chronicler forShire La Selve d`Aure, EKTo: scanewcomers@ yahoogroups. comFrom: spellsinger28@ yahoo.comDate: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 05:12:24 +0000Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Corset PatternOkay everyone, I promised you the instructions and the materials list needed to construct a corset. This corset is strapless and as Mistress Isolde told us, was made with a woman's curves in mind and will fit everyone.You' ll need 2 packages of 1/4" grommets2" twill tape2 packages of 1" bias tape in the color of your fashion fabric1 1/2 yards or 2yards of non fusible interfacing1 1/2 yards or 2 of fashion fabric, make sure it has a high thread count1 1/2 yards or 2 of Muslin, Cotton, or any other natural fabric for lining material1 yard of craft weight pellonthreadchalk for marking patternnewspaper or brown paper bagbones we used steel boning.1) Measure your bust, waist , hips, and torso. To measure your torso you should measure from the top of
                          your collar bone to your hip joint.2) With a yard stick, mark your torso measurement on part of the paper. Then start marking your other measurements opposite of your first torso measure. Starting at your bustmeasurement start connecting the dots marking your natural curve, and hip. At the top of the pattern make a french curve, for the top of your corset, making a slight dip under where the arm will be for comfort. Do the same for the bottom of the corset making sure that the highest point of your corset pattern is going to be at your hip, this is so you can sit and walk comfortably. Cut out the pattern, don't worry you only need the one peice, when you start cutting your fabric and stuff you'll end up with four pieces of each fabric.3) Start cutting out your fabrics. You want four of the fashion fabric, four of the lining, and four of the interfacing. Mark which way the pattern goes so you don't forget which way is up or down.4) Sew the front and
                          backs of your fashion fabric together, and then the lining fabric together.5) Cut the heavyweight pellon about 3" wide and as long as the front and back edge of your corset. That would be the side with thestraight edge.6) Bast stitch the Heavyweight pellon to the four straight edges of your corset, then baste stitch the interfacing on top of that. Find and mark where your natual waist is and baste stitch the 2" twill tape inside the corset.7) With chalk or bits of soap mark where the casings for your bones will be on the outside of your fashion fabric. The straight edges should be about 1/2 inch to accomodate for 1/4" wide bones and casings, the bones on the front will be doubled one on top of the other, there should be about a 1 1/4" space where the grommets will go before you mark for the other set of 1/4" bones. For the body of the corset, you want to make the casings about 1" to accomodate 1/2" inch bones and casings. After each bone you want to
                          keep that 1 1/4" space.8) Pin the lining to the right side of the fashion fabric and stitch together at the straight edges, at this point it should look like a pillow case. After the edges are stitched, flipthe corset inside out, it should look the fashion fabric should be in the front and the lining should be over the twill tape and interfacing. Start sewing down the lines you drew for your bones.9) If using steel bones, snip them to your length, round out the edges, and dip into this rubbery tool dip stuff you can get it in the hardware section at most stores. With the rest of your heavyweight pellon make bone casings, and start putting the bones in your corset, use the bias tape to trim the tops and bottoms of your garment. Then add the grommets spacing them about 1" apart on your corset peices, you may need more than 2 packages of grommets. You can use whatever you want for the laces, one suggestion is boot laces they're sturdy. You should have 15
                          bones for each pair of bodies, this corset laces in the back as well as the front so that it can be adjusted to your body and all the fun feminine changes it goes through.I hope this helps, as soon as I canI'll post pictures of each step so you can see the process.Kristen ____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _[Non-text portions of this message have been removed][Non- text portions of this message have been removed][Non- text portions of this message have been removed]



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