After way too long here is part two of the manteo or petticoat (part 1 written in 2014 can be found here), to recap here is the layout suggestion I ended up using from Alecga.
Since my fabric is 60 inches wide I did not need to piece the “B” section and was able to cut it as one curved shape.
I changed the measurements to fit my own size.
Trying to fit a corset mock-up on your own body, by yourself, calls for patience and flexibility. I wanted something I could sew on quickly so I could check the general fit of a corset, without having to worry about busk length, zippers, or safety pins.
The Velcro Corset Busk
- 2 lengths of flat steel boning
- 2 sturdy strips of fabric, wide enough to fold in half. this will make your boning channels.
- Velcro, either the sew on kind or the industrial strength adhesive kind
- Sewing machine, pencil, scissors