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Today we will add the bone casings. Sewing separate bone casings is not difficult at all, and once you know how to do it you can add extra casings to any corset with no problem. Place the pattern piece on the corresponding panel of the corset and mark the center of the casing at the top and bottom edges.
Pin the casing in place at the top of the corset.
Then pull the corset so it lies flat and continue pinning the casing in place from the top down. The casing will always be in straight line once the fabric is pulled taut even if it curves on the pattern. My casings are still strips of bias coutil, I just covered them with colored bias tape so they would be fancy.
On casings that hold two bones sew right down the center from top to bottom. Then sew 1/16 from each edge. If you make it a generous 1/16 inch that's OK. Use a longer stitch length than was used to sew the body of the corset. It makes it much easier to sew.
On the casing that holds the single 1/2 wide bone sew 1/8 inch from each edge.
The stitches will show from the front so take your time and sew steadily. Here is one of my finished casings so you can compare it to the one on the post Edwardian corset I showed you yesterday.
If you are new to corset making sew the back channels first and the front ones last. That way your neatest casing will be at the front of the corset and any wobbly lines will be more hidden.