Tutorial 3. Opening the Seam Allowances of the Face.
Joining the Face with the Lining.
I need to open the seam allowances of the corset and secure them with glue. I notch each seam allowance along its length, smear it with rubber-based adhesive, open it, and press it with a roller.
The first half of the corset is ready and I do the same with the second half.
Now I will assemble the two halves of the lining (each half is made of four pieces). I will use the same type of thread to make it stronger.
Both halves of the lining are ready.
I press open the seam allowances of the lining.
Next I sew a ceinture on the lining with two rows of parallel stitches, aligning the top end of the ribbon with the notch. Before sewing the ceinture in place, place your iron on a high temperature and steam setting and iron it. Some ceintures tend to shrink a lot, which may make the garment way too tight in the waist.
I do the same with the other half of the lining.
And I start joining the lining with the face of the corset. Let me remind you that I place the leather face of the corset 0.5cm from the edge of the lining.
I make a row of joining stitches 1.5cm from the edge of the lining.
I topstitch the seam.
And I make a row of joining stitches along the opposite side of the same half of the corset.
Again, I topstitch the seam.
And I repeat the same steps with the other half of the corset.
The lining is now sewn to the face of the corset.