I pinned, re-straighetened and sewed the centre back seam, stopping at a point where the corset back will end. I checked and re-checked the tension on my machine with scraps from the interlining and main fabric layered together.
As you can see when I made sure the back seam was perfectly straight it revealed that my thread tracing wasn’t exactly perfect! As these are the skirt seams I’d rather them be straight than follow the pattern pieces which might have stetched.

In the couture sewing and wedding dress sewing books/info I’ve been reading I’ve seen that couture seams are around one inch so I drew a line with my disappearing ink pen.
And then cut along this line ready for hemming!

Heres the seam all hemmed, its been hemmed to the interlining fabric only, so doesn’t show on the right side. At the top, where the split is still open for the corset back I’ve whip stitched the seam edges to stop them fraying.
Close 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.

Attempting couture seams in my wedding dress! was last modified: May 4th, 2018 by Kim Debling