Added Jun 17, 2011
This is my second underbust corset project made using the Laughing Moon Underbust Corset pattern, this time I made a ribbon corset.
The panels are PVC backed onto coutil and rather than satin ribbons I used printed cotton ribbon. I have picked out the angles of the ribbons using satin and grosgrain ribbon attached with basic hand embroidery. The lining is cotton.
I learnt a lot making this, especially that PVC is a tough fabric to work with – totally unforgivable, un-ironable and cannot be pinned easily. This may be the last time I use it!
I also found out that my 1923 Singer is the best for boning channels and doesn’t get stuck to the PVC like my modern machine. It is my new best friend.
PVC, steel boning, cotton, ribbon
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