The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference is drawing to an end, but our corset building class is just beginning. We have a small but enthusiastic class of corset builders. Corsets have gained some recent popularity as a garment to wear on the outside, not the inside as you may have believed. You can wear a corset as a fancy vest-like garment over a blouse, or as a strapless top worn with a walking skirt, or even jeans. I’ve seen modern corsets equally at home at both the Calgary Stampede and as part of a wedding dress.
Next we pinned it to the fabric. You can use almost any fabric, because the corset is lined with a sturdy fabric, called coutil that will take the strain of the fabric lacing. When the coutil works the way it is supposed to, the outer fabric can be fragile, if you want it to be so.
After cutting, we had to transfer the bone lines to the fabric. You can use a Frixion pen or a wash-out marker but be sure it is one that will come out!