O.k. lets get to the final posting on my corset (yesssssss it is done)
First:The spiral steel boning
Cut the spiral steel boning the appropriate length with a steel cutting pair of scissors and lable it accordingly
Step 2: Add the caps (the caps are there to prevent the steel from poking thru the channeling)
Put one of the caps onto one of the cut ends
Then use some pliers to press the cap closed from both sides of the cap
until it is firmly closed
Do this for both sides of the piece of spiral steel boning and insert the pieces into the channels according to your lables.
Pin the bias binding to the right side at the top of the corset and baste it in place. (Sorry the pics where all blurry) Then using your zipper foot sew it in place, trim the s.a. if neccesary, turn the bias binding over and sew on by hand to the wrong side of the corset.
Before you proceed make sure you have enough cat hair on the corset (just kidding)
Step 4: Try out your grommet setting tools
This step is very important because you don't want to ruin your corset now, do you!
As you can see, I had quiet a few problems with my tools (by Prym) due to beeing stupid, not because of the tools
Step 5: Mark the placing of your grommets
Because I want to lace the corset pretty tight but not overly tight I chose a spacing of 2.5 cm between each grommet. For an even tighter lacing put the grommets closer to eachother
Step 6: Punch the holes into your fabric
Add the grommets ( I highly recommend the grommets, that consists of 2 parts)
and press them closed firmly, using your setting thing.
Step 8: Add lacing and try on
I don't have the right lacing right now (did not decide which kind of lacing I want) so here is a pic of me in the corset with some cotton yarn as a substitute and therefore not completely laced
And yes, that is a real tattoo :)
Corset Part VII: The bias binding
Corset Part VI : The front closure
Corset Part V: Dive into embellishments
Corset Part IV: the channeling
Corset Part III: the outer shell
Corset Part II: Making the foundation
Corset Part Ia: Pics of all the notions
Corset Part I: Ordering Notions