• TheRackStar

Bitch Witch, part 3

Updated: Jul 13

For today's post, we delve into the bustier. Below is a crafty little video with instructions explaining the main construction and patterning of the bustier.


Making the Bustier - part 1

To summarize the video:

I draped on a dress form the bustier pattern, making several mock ups.

I traced the pattern on two layers of silk chiffon and a layer of brocade, sewing along the edges of each pattern piece to treat the layers as one.

Assembling the top and bottom half separately, I did all the top stitching and boning channels before sewing the cup to the bottom half of the bustier.

Once all the pattern pieces were assembled, I stitched a channel for underwire/boning, curving around the underbust.

Though, I ended up stitching bias tape to replace the underwire channel, only because it felt more secure and I was planning on covering it with decorative ribbon.


Next will be putting in the boning, adding the sequin appliques, and sewing the lining and binding. Look for more progress next week.


Until then, enjoy and have a glass of whiskey.


Adieu!


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