Once the panels were dry, my next step was to interface the back of each panel to stiffen my corset. I then sewed my panels together with a 1.5cm seam allowance for boning.
My corset design has a curved bottom and is cut high on the hip, to create this I looked back at my toile.
Originally to create the curves I measured with a tape measure down the corset toile on the middle panel to know how long I wanted it and then measured the highest point I wanted it on the 4th panel and created the curve points in the other panels joining them together and folding the toile in half and cutting it so it was exactly symmetrical.
With my real corset I made it easier for myself by putting the toile on top of my real corset and pinned it on the side and bottom edges and cut each side one at a time.
I needed to back tack the bottom panels of my corset again after it had been cut to make sure the stitching at the bottom wouldn’t fall apart. I pressed open the seams with the iron afterwards to allow for bias binging and boning to be put in.
I didnt sew the 4th panel on the left side because this would be where the zip would be put in, i will be using a small invivible zip about 12 inches in light blue onto the side back.
I moved on to creating the lining, I already had a white satin material that I needed to make it with so i took it to the iron and pressed out the creases.
To create the lining I did the same process of putting my panel peices on the satin material and cutting them out, then I had to interface each panel like before and sew them together like I did the my corset, then to attach it to the corset I put the lining the wrong away around and sewed the the top and one of the side edges together so it was half attached. I then had to press the edges to make sure none of the white sating would show over the blue when the corset was on the stand.
Cutting the lining.
I had to make the lining the same shape as my corset, to do this i used the same method i did with pinning the twarl on top of my corset to get the shape, I pinned the corset on top of the lining.
I then flipped both corsets over so the seams were on the outsides and pinned them together to sew, this is how I would attach the lining to the top of the corset, I sewed the top of the corset together with 1cm seam allowance and turned it inside out make the corset the correct way again.
To sew on my invisible zip I opened the zip and flipped the left side over the wrong way and sewed a straight stitch down the edge of zip just so it would be attached to the lining, I then swapped the footer on the machine for a one sided zipper foot and sewed as close as possible to the zip i did this by rolling the zip over with my fingers so the seam would be directly next to it, I left a couple of inches off the bottom so I could go back and sew the bottom corset panels together to cover the bottom of the zip. I did the same technique for the other side of my zip on my corset panel and then finished sewing the bottom corset panels together it everything would be invisible when zipped up on the one side, I still had to attach the zip to the separate lining. When sewing the zip to the lining i made sure i folded the top part of the zip over into the lining that way you wouldnt see the top of the zip at all.