Corsetry basics using a dressmaker – please let me know what you think, including constructive criticism!

This is the first video in a series I plan to make – though many I wont post until after the wedding including most of the wedding dress making videos. I do plan to post on bridesmaid dress making though.  

For my wedding dress I’m having:

Layers from outer to inner: (prices not including VAT and postage where applicable)
Lace – Nylon with Flounce, White, Litmans £2.45 pm (150cm wide) 
Main Fabric – Ahimsa Peace Silk, Bright Gold, Offset Warehouse £10.25 pm (45″ wide /114cm)
Interlining – Hemp/Silk Charmeuse, Sand, Offset Warehouse £12.70 p/yard (56″ wide /142cm)
Coutil – White, Fabric Land £6.25 pm (144cm wide, search under ‘linings’)
Lining – Organic Bamboo Silk, Natural, Organic Textile Company £6.95 pm (110cm wide)
I’ve ordered far too much fabric because I want to be confident that I’ll have enough (including if I make mistakes). 
Some of the fabrics look COMPLETELY DIFFERENT online than they do in real life – thats why you really MUST order swatches and make up a sample board if you can – I’ll post about my swatch ‘forest’ in an upcoming post!

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve.  She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Corsetry Video was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling