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Garments you can make using this technology:


  • Corset constructed in “Throw-over technique”;
  • Cut cup with straps around the neck;

Skills you gain:

  • Using non-elastic lace;
  • Cutting, sewing and treating convex round cups with integral straps around the neck;
  • Encasing the bones with the fabric for making the tunnels;
  • Making a deep V-neckline and treating it with bones;
  • New sewing pattern of a round cup with integral straps.

Where to use the Throw-over technique:

  • If you need to cover the corset with a single set of lace, but tracery is rare, there are only a few ways to reach the front. Instead of adding motifs with the applications, you can use Throw-over technique and place embroidery motives onto needed places;
  • Covering corset with non-elastic lace or with non-elastic fabric with embroidery;
  • Hiding vertical bones of the curves doing one-layer corset (transparent corset);
  • Covering corset with the small leftovers from a previous garment;
  • Using thin lace with small tracery;
  • Widely used technology for creating wedding (and evening) dresses Haute Couture.


Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 6h 33m

Tutorial 2. Cutting a Corset Mock-up.

We need some simple cotton fabric for cutting out our mock-up. It can be either thin or dense – it doesn’t really matter. What’s important is it should be non-elastic and hold its shape well enough. I have laid out the patterns in advance. I have a piece of fabric left from the previous mock-up that I will now use for one of the back pieces.

Since there is a deep front cut in the middle of our corset, I shift the central front piece slightly instead of placing it right at the fold line. I outline the whole piece and I will later cut it up along the fold line, too.

I trace all pattern pieces one by one. Try to make the waistline horizontal, i.e. parallel either to the crosswise or to the lengthwise grain.

I suggest all those who are not that familiar with the pattern should assign a number to each piece. This will help you avoid confusion and mistakes when joining princess seams.

Now I am going to cut out all pattern pieces without pinning them together and then return to the final back piece. (Don’t forget to make notches). I outline and cut out the final back p iece.

So here are all the pieces we need for the mock-up. Now let’s join them.

As I sew the mock-up, I will check whether the pattern requires any adjustments or not. I will see if it all looks good or if we do need to correct something. The printable pattern that I provide you with is the final version.

By demonstrating the basic process of sewing a mock-up within the framework of this course I want to show you once and for all how it is done. I want you to see that despite being quite simple this process can answer many questions, such as “How do I measure a pattern?”; “How to check measurements on a pattern?”; and finally “How to alter a pattern?”. A mock-up can eliminate and answer a great number of questions!

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