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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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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
            Message 5 of 11 , Oct 6, 2008
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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 7 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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                • 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



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                    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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