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My first bustier. I need help. After reading the instructions, I have a few questions. Do I need to add a stiff interlining besides the interfacing ? or other linings to keep the bustier stiff like a corset?


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    Oct 9, 2011, 12.11 AMby mickeygirl

    how about putting boning along the seam lines?

    I have one book that puts a horizontal dart at the top of the bust. It keeps the front from siding down.

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      Oct 10, 2011, 07.04 PMby d617

      Thank you…..I"ll try to find a picture of how it would look. When you have never sewn something like this before, it’s difficult to imagine how it will turn out.

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    Oct 9, 2011, 10.37 AMby katexxxxxx

    A bustier is never going to do the job of a corset, so any boning used is there only to help it keep its shape, never to help shape you. Some light weight boning along the seams and some shaping at the bust is good. Which pattern are you using?

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      Oct 10, 2011, 07.00 PMby d617

      I am using Simplicity 2172. It calls for light weight boning which is sewn along the vertical seam lines. There are 10 pieces (front, middle front, side front, side back and back) total for the bustier. Also, I need to apply fusible interfacing to each piece. I am wondering how stiff it needs to be?

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      Oct 10, 2011, 09.58 PMby katexxxxxx

      OK… Personally I’d use a sew-in cotton interfacing rather than a fusible. It shouldn’t need to be stiff. It ought to be about the same weight as the outer fabric.

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