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Let's Make a Blythe Corset (part 2)

The next step is to carefully cut your pattern pieces out. You will need a lining too, so cut the pieces out at the same time. (lining and corset fabric pinned together.)

If your corset fabric has a right side, make sure you turn your paper pattern pieces over to get the other side of your corset. Lay out your pieces all in the right order.

If your pieces have quite curved sides, it will be easier if you tack(baste) the pieces together before you sew them on your machine. This way you can make sure you get them together evenly and level at the top and bottom. Yes, it is fiddly and can be time consuming, but SOOOO worth the end result!!

After you have sewn all the lining and corset pieces together, VERY carefully clip all the curves and you can fray stop the clips to make sure they don't fray too much. (also fiddly and time consuming but you don't want your little work of art falling apart!)

Pin the right sides together, and leaving a gap about an inch wide down one of the centre back seams, stitch them together.

Clip corners and curves and fray stop the clips and also fray stop the gap you have left to turn it inside out.

Turn inside out very gently. (the blunt end of a crochet hook can help with this step)

 

**Use a Microtex sewing machine needle for very fine fabrics. (size 60 or 70)

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Taken on January 7, 2012