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Equipment for making corsets and wedding dresses

Let's go over the necessary equipment for successful dressmaking.

First things first - the essentials:

Sewing machine (home or industrial)  

It's preferable to use an industrial lockstich machine. We recommend the JUKI brand. But you can use any household sewing machine as well. If you don't have an expensive industrial machine at your disposal, it is absolutely unnecessary to buy one from a start.

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Buy from your local provider


Hi-steam press-iron with Teflon plate

Or a budget-friendly option:

 


Dress form (mannequin) 

Professional dress form with collapsible shoulders is preferable, we recommend the "PGM Dress Form" brand. But it is not necessary. Any simple foam dress form will work, especially if you are at the beginning of your journey and looking for a budget-friendly options.

Buy from your local provider


Medium size scissors

Make sure to buy a good pair of scissors. This is crucial, invest in a good one and you will never regret it!

We recommend the KAI brand, made in Japan.


Sleeve pressing board


Rigilene Boning: 8mm  (0.3") wide and 12mm (0.5") wide


Plastic Boning


Porcelynne underwire

For making cups and bustier.


Iron-on fusible materials (batiste) 


Disappearing ink marker pen


Gutermann Textile Glue


Simple white duck tape


Masking tape 1.5cm (0.6") wide


Pruner

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Padding Polyester


Silk Cord (for measurements)


Cup pressing moulds (tailoring board for "bust" pressing)

Factory or self made DIY

You should have several moulds like this in different sizes.

You can easily make it yourself DIY:

Take foam spheres of varying diameters and cut them in halves. You can also use plastic spheres. Cover the half-spheres with layers of iron-on batiste. That's it, you have your own custom pressing forms.


Pear-shaped mould for pressing side seams and small rounded details 

Factory or self made DIY

You can easily make it yourself DIY by covering bowling pin with multiple layers of iron-on batiste.


Grommet machine


 

Professional pyrography toolkit


​Illusion mesh


White voile for sewing wedding skirts

 

 

 

 


 

 

Rotary Cutter 28MM

 


Rotary Fabric Cutter 45mm

 


Double-Sided, Self-Healing Rotary Mat