I’ve been eager to make my own corset since I first got interested in lingerie, but I didn’t have the time or the skill to give it an attempt until this winter, when I got a break from school. I used a kit from Sew Curvy corsets, with the Laughing Moon Silverado corset pattern.
I really thought I would have been able to knock this out in a few days, but it took me almost 2 weeks, what with having to pull together all the components (my flat steels went missing) and having to undo and redo various bits.
I have experience following patterns, but even so I found this one a bit confusing. Of course, the large amount of pattern pieces always makes everything a little more complicated. One real issue that I should point out is that the pattern is drafted for 1/4″ spiral steels, but the ones that come with the corset kit are slightly wider at about 5/16″, making the channels extremely tight. Thank goodness I could text Angela Friedman to ask questions because there were a few sticky moments!
I ended up making the corset a bit too small for me because I was a little confused by the sizing instructions and I also underestimated my own size. Next time, I’ll definitely make sure to make a full mockup to test the size.
I’m excited about how it turned out, but of course there are so many ways I would improve next time. I have plenty of plans for my next corset– it’s definitely going to be an underbust– and it’ll be much better, just you wait!