Notions: Pattern Weights

My new copy of Love Sewing Magazine has just landed satisfyingly on my doorstop and I notice they have a Pattern Weight make so I thought I would re-blog my Tutorial to be helpful!

These are fab makes to use up scraps you might want to keep- you know, the ones where the fabric was super expensive or beautiful and even though it’s tiny, you can’t quite seem to throw that last little snippet away!- or make from new, funky fabric to make you smile as you use them!

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Pattern Weights are super useful when you’re flat Pattern Cutting delicate fabrics (no pins!), laying out Pattern Pieces to figure out layouts or when simply cutting out. They’re also the super cool eco friendly pin!

So, first gather all those lovingly hoarded scraps of fabric that I know you all have in a corner some place! Next, you will need to draw an equilateral triangle with sides 5″ or 12.5cm long.  You need one triangle of fabric per Pattern Weight, I made mine to match however; I strongly advocate making each different… much more fun!

Once you have chosen your fabric, pin the Pattern to your fabric. Then fold one side of the triangle over, Right Sides Together, and pin. Sew from the fold along the edge using a 1cm Seam Allowance. Stop 1cm from the edge. Remember to reverse stitch at the beginning and end of the Seam.

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Fold the next side over, Right Sides Together and matching the tip, and sew from where the last Seam ended (1cm in), to the fold. Finally, fold the last side over but only sew half of the side closed as illustrated, as you will need a place to turn the Pattern Weight out, and insert the weights. It is helpful to sew a little of this side closed so there is less hand sewing to do, and the finished thing looks neater.

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Turn the Pattern Weights out the right way, using a point turner to wiggle out the corners nice and sharp. Fill with Rice and a curtain weight or two to make as heavy as you need, then slip stitch stitch closed.

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Now, tell me you don’t want to make lots and lots! So useful to have around…

Happy stitching!

Happy stitching!

Top 5 posts of 2014!

Well readers, it’s been an interesting year! These are the posts published in 2014 which have been viewed time and again… thank you!

Whilst that’s self explanatory, I’d also like to say that the Pattern Free A-Line Skirt Tutorial and Pattern Month Tutorials beat these posts by a Country mile (but were published in 2013, so don’t count) however; this has made me so happy because I shall be concentrating on Pattern Cutting, Drafting and Making Up in the near future as I start to design and sell more Patterns.

I am so excited about this. I’ve got a new computer, new workroom and new passion and drive after a very hard end of the year which had left me questioning pretty much everything. But more of this later… on with the show!

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Simple Sewing: How to Make a Patchwork Cushion

cushion43This is a fantastic make for any young or new Sewers out there, and you end up with a pretty fantastic Cushion at the end of the make too… and who doesn’t like a Patchwork Cushion?! You can make this with a couple of Fat Quarters and some backing fabric too so it’s pretty cheap. I love Patchwork for instilling straight lines and perfectly sewn seam allowances, I’m such a dreadful old bore of a teacher!

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See the original Tutorial here.

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Corset Month

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Following on from the release of my very first Sewing Pattern- the Eventide Corset Pattern- this March I did a Sew-a-Long for the next month with hints and tips to sew up your very own Eventide! With such a fantastic reception (and despite the evil new VAT regulations)  I shall be releasing more Patterns in 2015, all of which will have a slightly Victorian/Edwardian or unusual flavour. I can’ wait!

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See the first article here which has links to all of the posts.

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5 Tips for Product Photography

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Covering tips on Backdrops, placing your Products, Framing, Lighting and Editing Software it’s no wonder this tutorial is so popular! It’s part of an occasional series and was recently followed by 5 Tips for Craft Fairs.

See the original article here.

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Notions: Concealed Zips

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The first entry from the Notions Series, which is (or is supposed to be!) a weekly photo tutorial on a specific technique. Lamentably abandoned in recent months, I will be resurrecting it as soon as I can as they are ridiculously popular, and exceptionally useful in class! It is no surprise to me this is the most popular as Concealed Zips are a problem for a lot of Sewers’, I’m just pleased this has helped a little bit!

See the original Tutorial here.

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The Sorbetto Top from Colette

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Who else is looking forward to The Great British Sewing Bee in 2015? This is a post I wrote to accompany last years Sewing Bee, when they made a simple top… which covered an awful lot of Sewing Techniques! A lot of my students were left in a spin and I like the Sorbetto for teaching these techniques, whilst making a garment from not much fabric (also known as, if it mucks up, don’t worry it didn’t cost too much!). Covering making Bias Binding and sewing it on, Slip Stitching, Understitching and a couple other techniques this is a most informative little post and the Pattern is still free over at the Coletterie! Wow!!

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See the original Tutorial here. Added bonus, click here to see my Interview with Sarai from Colette!

Well, that was 2014, I didn’t do so bad upon reflection. I am trying hard to think which was my favourite post from 2014 and I think it has to be this one. There’s much to look forward to in 2015, and it all started in that little Studio!

Happy stitching!

Christmas Makes: Stockings

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Quite a few people I know are going to be making gifts this year, and making a Stocking is a wonderful way to present them. Alternatively, if you don’t have very much time or have just started sewing then these are a quick and simple Gift to make up. Stuffed with presents or chocolate and brought out each year for ever more who wouldn’t want one?

Because they use such a small amount of fabric these are a wonderful quick, cost effective make. They can be decorated any way you like, personalized and made as big or as small as needed! Delightful!

You will need:

a large sheet of paper or some pattern paper

half a meter/yard of Fabric for the outside of your stocking

half a meter/yard of Fabric for the inside of your stocking

Ribbon, Felt, Bobble Trim, Sequins or anything else you want to decorate your stocking with

20cm Ribbon for the tag

Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Pins

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First, use the paper to draw out your stocking pattern (or click the above image to enlarge and print, then use to scale up as you need). Once you are happy, you will need to add on 5cm/2″ to the top- for the turn down- and Seam Allowance around the rest of the Stocking Template. I use just 1cm/ 3/8″ for small projects like this or I find myself using a lot of fabric… which I then end up cutting off so the Stocking turns out properly!

When you are happy with your template you will need to start cutting out your fabric. If you would like to check your Stocking- if you need it to be a particular size for instance- simply make up a sample from some Calico or scrap Fabric.

Fold your Fabric, Right Sides Together, and pin your Template on. Remember if you have a Directional Pattern on your Fabric to Pin the Template the right way up! Folding your Fabric helps you to cut a left and a right side. I have seen too many people cut two lefts or two rights!!

Repeat for the Lining so you have two outside Stocking pieces, and two inside Stocking pieces as above. With Right Sides Together, Pin a Lining piece to an Outside piece as illustrated, then sew using your chosen Seam Allowance.

At this point, if you would like to decorate your Stocking, you need to do it before you start to stitching it up. Remember your Seam Allowance and don’t stitch anything too close to the edges! Also, and this is a little odd but I promise it’s right!, any decoration sewn on around the top edge of the Stocking which will be seen when the top is turned down needs to be sewn on to the Lining and upside down. This means it will be the right way up when the Stocking is made up and the top is turned down.

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When you have sewn both, lie flat and Iron your Seams ‘out’ as illustrated. Then, with Right Sides Together, pin both Stocking pieces together which should match the two outer pieces and two lining pieces on either side.

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Fold the piece of Ribbon in half and Pin. On the Lining side, tuck in as illustrated about 5cm/2″  and -using the same Pin- Pin on the the Stocking. This will mean your Tag is sewn in as you sew the Stocking up which is very neat and tidy!

Starting on the Lining side (and remembering to reverse stich a little to anchor), start to sew just below the Ribbon Tag as shown. Continue to sew all around the Stocking, remembering your Seam Allowance, until you are just above the heel on the Lining side. Stop and reverse stitch to anchor again leaving a gap in the stitching in the Lining to turn the Stocking out.

Clip your threads, then clip all of your curves. This is really important as your Stocking will not turn out nicely!

Turn the Stocking out, then push the Lining in to the outside of the Stocking. You may need a ruler or pencil to help you push the Lining all the way down in to the outside. Turn the top down about 5cm/2″ and stuff full of chocolates, or other goodies and hang up!

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As ever it would be lovely to see your makes! Kristen C tweeted me the below from my Jewel Bird Tutorial. Kristen made these stunning Birds as gifts last year, aren’t they delightful? I adore the blue one, and I am loving all of the different colour choices, which were so different from mine. The White were made as a Gift in traditional Dutch colours for her Grandmother.

       

Share your makes via Twitter (@MidnightLaura), on Facebook or here! You can join me for my Christmas Workshops or at the Royal York Crescent Christmas Fair in Clifton, Bristol on the 30th November to buy Stocking Fillers, Christmas Bunting, Gifts or a cheeky pair of Christmas Knickers or Boxer Shorts… see you there!

Happy stitching!

Christmas Makes

Last year I shared several Christmassy things I was making for my family, and as the Christmas lights have just been switched on here in Bristol I thought I would share them again in the run up to the holidays!

First up is my tutorial to make the popular Christmas Jewel Birds. I had readers from all over the globe sharing theirs, and I would love it if you shared yours this year…

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Make these pretty little felt Birds in different jewel colours. They look so lovely about the house, on the tree or as a little gift in a stocking…

You will need:

Felt in Different Colours

Embroidery Threads in Different Colours

Stuffing

Scissors, Pins and Needles

20131103_235528-1Pattern for the Pretty Jewel Bird, with suggested Flower and Leaf decorations with suggested Stitching Lines. Click to enlarge and Print. Re-Size by hand, or at a Copy Shop if you would like to make a larger or smaller decoration. 

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Using the Pattern, for each Bird you want to make, cut two Felt bodies and two Felt Wings. Starting where illustrated, Stitch the two Bodies together using Blanket Stitch. Leave a portion open as illustrated so you can stuff the Body easily.

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Stuff the Body of the Bird, using a Pencil to push the Stuffing in to the Head and Tail, then continue to Blanket Stitch the Body closed.

Cut Flowers and Leaves out of Felt indifferent colours, and place on the Body. You may need to cut the Flowers and Leaves a little smaller, or you could cut several! Position as you like…

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Use Back Stitch to Stitch the Flowers and Leaves on, and Chain Stitch to decorate too if you’re feeling fancy! Use different thread colours- it’s Christmas so the more colours the merrier after all!- until you are happy with the effect.

When you have finished Appliquéing Flowers and Leaves to the Body move on the the Wing. The Wing is not stuffed, so first pin the two layers together, then Stitch around using Blanket Stitch to finish. Two layers of Felt ensure the Wing holds its shape.

Decorate the Wing as before, I think a contrast to the Body looks lovely but you could also make the Wing out of a different colour too!

 

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When you are happy with the decoration, sew the Wing to the Body and add a loop of thread to hang the Pretty Jewel Bird by. I have made several now, but these are by far my favourite! I am very much looking forward to hanging them on the Christmas Tree but I may also use them to add a pretty extra to Presents as well!

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Don’t forget to share pictures if you make some of these pretty little things. You can share here or onFacebook!!

Look out for more Christmassy Tutorial shares over the next few weeks here at Laura After Midnight. Don’t forget I also have some great little Sewing Kit Stocking Fillers on my Etsy  shop, with Stocking, Christmas Bunting and Patchwork Coaster Kits coming soon!

Happy stitching!

Atelier at the Zine Fair!

Well folks, the Zine Fair was a blast, and I thought I’d share some pic’s!

I had been illustrating and designing for a week before the Fair, finishing some new Zines off, having last minute flashes of inspiration for others, and enjoying every minute! The night before I hand bound and stitched all of the Zines- which are extremely limited in quantity- then labelled and priced those bad boys!

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 Tea, Washi Tape and brown paper labels… heaven!

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Arriving, all the tables were set out in lines, and I found my name on my table… that’s me with the Ikea bag!

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My view for the day! All of the Zines were really well received, and I had some lovely chats with all of the people who passed my stall and sold out of several! Eek!!

The absolute, hands down favourite of the day was one of my mini Zines entitled ‘Stitch n Bitch’. I had collected together some of my all time favourite odd stitches from my collection of Vintage Sewing Books and filled the pages with their illustrations. I have a suspicion that a great many of these Stitches are being lost, and I find myself a little distressed about that!

I loved the format however; I think I need to make it even smaller… and even more stuffed full of stitching oddities! I have a small collection of Zines all about Hand Binding and I am extremely excited to take a few days to learn how to Hand Bind some of these mini Zines… indeed I think I might spy my new hobby.

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To bring a little colour to my mini Atelier for the day, I covered the table in Pattern Paper and wrote the titles and prices of each Zine underneath. I also took a little bowl of Bunnies, which proved popular!

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Peeking over my stall to check everything is neat, my fellow sellers and the little gap left by the Stitch n Bitch Zine selling out!

Check out the Bristol Zine Fair Website for more details of the other Sellers, I’ll be sharing a couple of the Zines I bought in a future post, but I had to share the below-

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Sewing stickers, proudly adorning my beautiful still kinda new Sewing Machines!!

Happy stitching!

You can learn anything…

… at The Midnight Atelier!

Recently I had a one-to-one Class booked with Philippa Robbins, a Painter who lives and works in Wales. Philippa has been creating some stunning Papier Mache Puppets with casts of Teeth based on an illustration she has exhibited (and which I love)… …

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Her mission for the time she was with me was to figure out how, and try to start clothing the Puppets she had made Heads, Arms and in some cases Legs for. With her she had brought about seven however it was with the Frida Kahlo inspired Puppet and Russian Prisoner Puppet we started. I fell in love with the Russian Prisoner almost immediately! He has tattoos all over his body, some of which are highly surprising, and which have been painstakingly adhered to his skin. There was also something about his sad, sorrowful expression which I liked too!

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We began by loosely sketching Philippa’s ideas for the Costumes. She then arranged each Puppet with his or her correct appendages, then attached their custom made ‘glove’.

To make the Costumes, we made a Toile and ‘fit’ it to each. Because each Puppet differs in size and shape I thought this would be the easiest way to get a working Pattern. I can honestly say it was the smallest fitting I have ever done! This method did indeed provide a workable Pattern and we proceeded to create Frida a lovely dress with teeny tidy Chemise underneath (smallest Button and Button Loop EVER!), and some striped Prison Pj’s for the Russian.

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Aren’t they the sweetest?! Philippa will be ‘knocking’ them back with a little Tea Dye to age them which I think will look fantastic. I can’t wait to see them, and the others as they progress and get finished!!

I really think I can now say I have pretty much taught everything… and enjoyed every minute! Contact me if you would like to book a one-to-one session at learntosew@lauraaftermidnight.com.

Happy stitching!

Corset Month Week IV: Finishing Part II

This is exciting! Today I will be showing you all how to insert the Eyelets in to your Corset, create a Modesty Panel and generally revel in the enjoyment of finishing the Eventide Corset!

For this you will need your Eyelets (I recommend Prym), and Eyelet Setter and Hammer. It’s time to get physical!

First, between the two lines of Boning at the Back, mark where you would like each Eyelet/Grommet to be. There are many schools of thought on this but I tend to make the first one 1cm from the Top and 1cm from the Bottom. Then, I evenly space the rest out approx. 3cm apart. This seems to be ideal to lace a Corset up well each time.

Mark with a contrast Pencil (below, left), and then using the Eyelet Punch, cut a hole on every mark (below, right).

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Next, using your Eyelet Setting Tool, and using the instruction for it, Hammer in each Eyelet. Prym Eyelets come with an Eyelet Hole Punch, Eyelets and Setting tool so are a complete bargain! Please refer to the Eventide Corset Pattern for more recommendations.

To make the Modesty Panel, measure the Back of your Eventide Corset from Top to Bottom. Add 2cm, then draw a rectable on your Coutil 17cm x this measurement. Cut it out, then use it as a Pattern to cut out a piece of the same size from your Front Fabric.

Place Right Sides Together and with 1cm Seam Allowance, sew around leaving a small gap along one side to turn it out. Remember to reverse stitch at the beginning and end. Clip the corners (below, centre) and turn out the right way. Iron flat, and pin the gap closed.

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Top stitch all around the edge, then in lines across the Modesty Panel for added strength (above, right).

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As illustrated (above, left) place the Modesty Panel Right Side Down on the Back of the Corset. Place the edge along the far line of Boning Channel stitching. Pin as best you can- it will be thick!. On the front sew over this line of stitching exactl so that the stitching used to attach the Modesty Panel is invisible, and lies directly on top of the stitching for the Boning Channel (above, centre).

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Lace up your Corset. I lace mine to the Middle which is easiest to do when Lacing a Corset up on yourself as seen in the Fitting post however; there are many different ways to consider.

You are finished!

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Congratulations! Hopefully you have been bitten by the bug, and you will make many more Eventide Corsets!!

Don’t forget, if this is the first you are seeing of Corset Month, check out what this is all about here, and buy your Eventide Corset Pattern here.

Happy stitching!

Week 2: Inserting the Busk Pt II

So, having perfectly inserted the Right side of our Busks in to our Eventide Corsets, today I shall be showing you how to insert the Left.

I think this is a little simpler than the Right, but should still be sewn with care. You will need your Awl for this bit.

Place the Left hand side of the Front Corset panels Right Sides Together and draw a line 2.5cm from the Front as illustrated. Again, using a Patternmaster will make this easier.

Sew along the line, remembering to reverse stitch at the beginning and end of the seam. Iron, with the Seams out and then roll the Front Fabric  around to the Back as you did for the Right hand side so that no Coutil can be seen from the Front. Pin.

Stitch a 5mm (or half a centimetre) seam along this Front edge- shown below right- this line is now our Centre Front Line of the Corset. You may need to attach the Zipper Foot to your Sewing Machine to see where you are sewing a little more clearly.

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Place the Right side, over the Left side, and in line with the Seam you have just stitched (below left). Using a Fabric Pencil mark through the holes of the Busk Hooks… if your fabric is highly patterned you may need to use pins. Mark- or pin- at the far edge of the Busk Hook as illustrated.

Take away the Right hand side of the Corset.

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Next, you will need your Awl. On the mark, push the Awl through the two Fabric layers- NOT the Coutil layers- until a hole has formed.

The aim is to gently push a hole and not snap any of the threads of the Fabric, as this will keep the structural integrity of the Fabric. If a hole is punched, or many threads snapped, when the Corset is worn and the Fabric put under stress the hole will rip larger and look incredibly messy.

When you have made a hole, from the back push the correct Busk Post through (the two together should be at the bottom as for the Right side of the Busk). This needs to be done gently so as to not damage the Fabric.

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When all of the Busk Posts have been pushed through (below left), pin the Busk hard in as you did for the Right hand side of the Busk.

Attach the Zipper Foot to your Sewing Machine, measure the Seam Allowance and make a mark on your Sewing Machine as you did before.

Stitch along the edge of the Busk from top to bottom of the Corset panel (below right).

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Easy as pie, right? And look… it’s a Corset Front! So pretty… …

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So, it’s not all that difficult. Just remember to stitch nice and close to the Busk so it is held in nice and tight- not baggy! Remember also that it can be unpicked at any moment if you are unhappy.

At this point you may find your Fabric has ‘stepped’ or mis-aligned. Do not worry about this too much. It can be trimmed at the end of the sewing up process and is quite common as the Corset is sewn up. In fact, the Eventide Pattern has been made a little longer than necessary for this very reason.

Join me again tomorrow next week as we start to stitch the Corset up, and fit it to your figure. Also watch this space for a cheeky little Book Review of one of my favourite Corset Books and more Sewing Tips.

Don’t forget, the Eventide Corset Pattern is available in a number of options including Instant Download here, and you can join in with Corset Month on FacebookTwitter (#corsetsessions) and Pinterest!

Happy stitching!

Week 2: Inserting the Busk

So, today we’ll be seeing how to insert a Busk in to our Eventide Corsets! I love this bit of Corsetry, it’s when the Corset starts to look, well… like a Corset! It is also the first time we will be sewing with metal, which whilst not difficult, has it’s own set of rules.

The most important thing to remember is that your Sewing Machine is perfectly capable of sewing over the metal however; the Needle is not! I have clipped the edge of the Busk or Boning many times and the Needle not only breaks, it can fracture into small pieces which is not fun! It with damage the Fabric and invariable flies towards your face…

Firstly, you will need to select the Right hand Fabric and Coutil sections AS YOU WOULD WEAR THEM. To do this, lay the Fabric out, upside down as illustrated. With Right Sides Together, lay the Coutil on top then put the Left hand side to one side.

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On the Coutil side, draw a line 3cm away from the edge. As you can see from the Pattern, this is the Centre Front Line. If you have a Patternmaster this will be super easy as you can line up the 3cm line and simply draw down as illustrated.

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Place the Busk against this line, equidistant from the top and bottom, then draw either side of the Hooks. The two Hooks together go at the Bottom of the Busk, and the Busk should be laying as illustrated- with the Hooks against the Centre Front line.

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After you have marked either side of the Hooks, Pin the layers together. On the Sewing Machine, sew in between the gaps (as shown below, far left with a pink dotted line) remembering to reverse stitch at the beginning and end of each little seam. Try not to stitch too far in to the gaps or the Busk Hooks will not fit through.

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Don’t also forget that you can unpick at any moment if you are unhappy with the stitching.

Once happy, iron the Seam as follows… Iron the Seam out on the wrong side (below left), then wrap the Front around to the back so that on the Coutil side you can see a little of the Front fabric (below right) but none of the Coutil on the Right side.

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Push the Busks Hooks through the holes, then push the Busk up against the Seam and hold firmly in place whilst pinning. The Busk needs to be hard up against the edge so that, when sewn, it is not baggy. A baggy Busk simply wont do!

Push the Pin in, then scrape the Pin along the back of the Coutil until you can feel the edge of the Busk, then pin through. Pinning like this will make sure the Pins hold the Busk in place nice and tightly.

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When pinned, measure in from the edge of the Busk as as illustrated then, on the Sewing Machine, raise the Presser Foot and roll the Needle into the Machine. Place the measuring tape against the Needle, and use a Pencil to mark the Seam Allowance needed to stitch alongside the Busk.

Doing this makes sure that, above and below the Busk, you are able to sew in a neat line that is the same distance from the edge for the whole length. Marking with a Pencil means that you will be able to rub it off, alternatively you can use Washi Tape.

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When you have you Seam Allowance marked, stitch along the side of the Busk from top to bottom. You will need to attach your Zipper Foot to do this. Because the Busk starts and finishes 5 or 6cm after the start or before the end your Seam Allowance mark will come in handy to guide you in a straight line to sew next to the Busk.

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Voila! One beautifully inserted Busk!!

How easy was that? Join me tomorrow as I continue Corset Month with how to insert the Left side of the Busk.

Don’t forget, the Eventide Corset Pattern is available in a number of options including Instant Download here, and you can join in with Corset Month on FacebookTwitter (#corsetsessions) and Pinterest!

Happy stitching!

Week 2: Cutting the Eventide Corset out

Now, after a week of taking it easy it’s time to get stitching your Eventide Corset!

After having made any adaptations to fit on the Pattern, you’ll need to cut out the Fabric. Diagrams and more information can be found in the Eventide Instruction Book however; here are a couple of hints… … and dire warnings!

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After having traced off, adapted and cut out the Pattern, pin to the Fabric remembering to measure the Grain Line. Fold the Coutil in half, Selvedge to Selvedge and Right Sides Together (so you are pinning to the back of your Fabric), and lay it on a flat surface.

It is incredibly important that each piece of the Pattern is cut out ON GRAIN. The Grain runs parallel to the Selvedge, which is the woven, finished edge of the Fabric. Cross Grain, or Bias, runs at a 45 degree angle to the straight Grain. Corsets must be cut out DIRECTLY ON THE STRAIGHT GRAIN to ensure the Waist Line in particular maintains the strength provided by the Straight Grain. Cutting the pieces of the Corset even slightly ‘off grain’ will mean it will twist uncomfortably as you wear it.

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Now, dire warnings aside!, after you have pinned each Pattern piece you will need to draw on your Seam Allowance… which is 1.5cm.

To do this, use a Tape Measure to measure out 1.5cm from the Pattern piece, and mark with some Tailors Chalk or a Fabric Pencil in a contrast colour. As you can see, Tailors Chalk is available in a variety of colours and it is useful to have a selection. Continue around each Pattern piece, measuring out and making a mark every few centimetres or so. Use a ruler or Patternmaster to connect the dots.

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Cut each piece out, and before you un-pin it, make a little snip no more then 1cm deep at the Waist Line. This is called a notch and will assist you in sewing the Corset up. It is another important little detail!

Repeat for the Coutil.

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You may have noticed that each piece looks similar to the next, and you can choose to cut out some paper markers to Pin on to each piece. To do this simply write what the piece is on a little scrap of paper and pin to the piece BUT pin to the piece as you would WEAR it. To do this, lay the pieces out upside down so the top is closest to you.

And that’s it!

Don’t forget, the Eventide Corset Pattern is available in a number of options including Instant Download here, and you can join in with Corset Month on FacebookTwitter (#corsetsessions) and Pinterest!

Happy stitching!