I have committed myself to making a wedding dress for a friend, and I’m learning as I go (probably not the wisest idea in hindsight!). I just have a couple of decisions to make and would love your views on the options. I have (hopefully) attached a picture of the inspiration dress and the toile.
The toile is just the corselette, the outer layer is different pattern without the curved cups.
The bride has a small bust so I have built a corselette as a middle layer to the bodice. I also have an outer silk taffeta layer with organza underlining and a corded lace overlay, and an inner silk habutae lining layer.
So my questions are:
-I don’t want the boning to show through to the outside, so should I use two layers of a light cotton and flat boning, or a heavier twill and spiral boning in the corselette?
- should I simply sandwich all three layers together – rights sides together and sew across the top edge as you normally would, and turn and understitch or
- should I sew the lining and corselette along the top edge, then turn the seam allowances under (of the outside and inside sections) and hand stitch them together as in the couture method?
( I think I should round off the point of the corselette so it doesn’t get caught in the point because I think that will be too bulky. Is that a good idea?)
Thanks in advance, any advice is greatly appreciated!