Heres my mannequin all measured up for the corset pattern (ignore the wonky boobs – that gets sorted)!
Drafting the corset pattern as per my corsetry video.

I always planned to do a ‘practice’ shortened version of my wedding dress – these are the fabrics I’m using – all from a charity shop. Total cost around £5. Other materials will be coutil, boning, horsehair braid and some black lace.
Heres the underlining fabric bodice

 And the coutil corset layer front…
…and back.

The two layer pieces all sewn up.

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.

Pattern Drafting and the Practice Dress was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling