To jump on Willwenever's lining post
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jenniferseoul
I wanted to expand the discussion on Willwener's silk vs. other linings post. Do any of you NOT use linings in the corset -- just use the coutil as the interior? I would imagine it wouldn't be terribly comfortable -- but maybe for waistcinchers that would go over clothing?

And what exactly is a "floating" lining. I imagine that means it's unattached? Or maybe only attached in certain places? With snaps? Ties? I'm curious.

My first corset
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jenniferseoul
I've been hovering around the journal, checking out all the beautiful projects, and finally have some decent pictures of my very first corset to share.

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I used a busk in the front, flat bones in the back, and spiral boning everywhere else. I'm not a huge fan of bias binding around the edges, so I tried a different method. I applied bias binding by hand to cover the raw edges. The layers are brocade on the outside, coutil inside, and charmeuse for the lining.

I made the pattern myself, so there are a few changes that obviously had to be made: I need a little more room in the hip (or to lose a couple of pounds), and definately more room at the back from the rib cage up (I am SO barrel-chested). Plus, it needs to be laced through the middle. But for my first effort, I'm very pleased!

Lacing tips
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jenniferseoul
Does anyone know where to purchase lacing tips (like for shoelaces) that will "shrink" themselves when exposed to heat? I'm desperate to find some! Thanks!

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