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  • The primary technique for sewing corset-based sleeveless crew-neck dress with individually cut collar and full skirt.
  • In the tutorial “Altering the pattern” (tutorial 5)  I explain how to adjust the patterns and to cut the dress. This knowledge erases the limitations and makes this course universal for sewing unlimited variety of styles of wedding and evening dresses with crew-neck, with or without collar.
  • In this course explained how to work with f fabrics with different texture: taffeta – “capricious” and hard to work with fabric, tulle nets of different hardness.
  • The technique of connecting of the corset to the fluffy skirt.
  • Making fasteners on the back: zipper on the skirt and lacing on the corset.
  • Special attention is paid to choice of the length of the corset in this kind of garments. Precaution from the mistakes made by beginners.
  • The technique of sewing a fluffy skirt without underskirt on rings.

Skills you gain:

  • How to cut and sew corset-based sleeveless crew-neck dress with individually cut collar and full skirt.
  • How to design the lacing on the back that turns into a hidden zipper of the skirt.
  • How to quilt round corset cup for crew-neck garment.
  • How to connect corset top with the skirt without creating an unnecessary thickening at the junction.
  • How to work with taffeta.

Where to use:

  • This technology is absolutely universal and has no limits in choosing and creating any style of wedding and evening dresses!

Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 5h 15m

Tutorial 16. Setting Grommets into the Lacing Bars.

First of all let's press the lacing area to straighten the bones.  

Next I mark the location of grommets. I determine the location of the upper grommet with regard to the seam allowance for sewing in the collar and move down marking other grommets with 3.5cm intervals. The last two grommets will be hidden under the skirt and the distance between them will be 2.5cm.

I set the hole-cutting die onto the hand press machine and punch holes in accordance with the marks. 

I mark the location of grommets on the opposite lacing bar through the holes punched on the first one so as to achieve perfect symmetry. 

I change the die, insert grommets into the holes, put washers in place and set the grommets in. 

We also need to make a modesty flap for the lacing. The modesty flap is made of the main fabric (taffeta) and corresponds with the length of the lacing bars. 

I measure the length of my modesty flap.

And I cut a rectangular piece of taffeta. Then I sew it up along three sides, turn it out, overlock the open edge and secure the modesty flap underneath the lacing area. The latter is usually done by hand. The modesty flap has no effect upon the degree of tightening. It's just a piece of fabric that covers up the skin that would otherwise show through the lacing area.

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