HERE to download Corset Pattern
CLicking above will open up adobe reader, and
the document. Make sure that the page scaling
is set at 0, then select print, and you will
have your pattern. Check to make sure that the
ruler printed on the pattern is to scale.
If you have a disappearing fabric marker, it
is one of the easiest methods for cutting out
tiny doll dress pieces. Simply cut out
the pattern piece, and place on the fabric,
with the grain running properly, and trace around
the outside of the pattern piece.
The cut the fabric, cutting just inside the
marker lines. No pin holes, no shifting
or scooting! Easy!
Cut out front, back and two side pieces, making
sure that you have a PAIR of side pieces.
||Apply a tiny bead of
glue around outer edge of corset back.
||Position corset back
on back side of mannequin as shown in photo.
Top edge of corset runs across even with cut off
arms, and bottom point comes neatly to crotch.
Press down top and bottom edges.
||Then smooth the side
edges into place, making sure that the fabric
is laying flat against the mannequin with no wrinkles,
lumps or bumps.
||Place a tiny bead of
glue around corset side piece. Place on
mannequin as shown, slightly overlapping the edge
of the corset back piece. Press down smoothly.
Then bring the front edge of this piece around
and press down onto porcelain, again making sure
there are no wrinkles.
REPEAT for opposite side piece.
||Place glue around outer
edges of corset front. Begin at one side,
placing the side edge of corset front just over
the front edge of corset side piece. (Quite
a mouthful, huh?) Just follow the photo
and glue down the sides first.
||Then smooth the leg
areas and top edges into place over the porcelain
||Use the front pattern
piece to cut a lace front from lace provided in
your kit. Again you can trace the shape with disappearing
marker, then cut out if desired.
||Put a tiny bead of glue
around all outer edges of the lace front.l Place
the lace front piece directly over the fabric
front, matching side, leg and upper edges.
Smooth into place.
||Run a small bead of
glue down side edges of corset front and apply
a piece of baby flex braid as supplied in your
||Repeat for the back
seams, again using only a small amount of glue
and following the curves where the pieces were
||Cotton lace can be gathered
quite easily. There is a nylon thread in
the header of the lace. Using a sharp pair
of tweezers, grab and pull this thread, and your
lace will gather nicely.
Cut a piece of lace measuring 6"
in length. Place glue across one end of
||Pull up the gathering
thread in the unglued end drawing up till lace
measures approximately 3" in length.
Keep gathers even across the lace.
||Apply a tiny bead of
glue around bottom edge of corset, beginning at
center back, around leg to center front.
Begin placing the gathered lace into the glue,
placing just the header portion of the lace into
the glue bead. Press lace into glue firmly
and adjust fullness as needed. Apply glue
to remaining bottom edge, from center front around
remaining leg ending at center back, and continue
positioning gathered lace.
||Bottom edge of mannequin
is beautiful with the lace gathered into place.
||Cut a piece of lace
measuring 5" in length, and gather in the
same manner as you did for the previous step.
Draw up gathers till lace measures 2 1/2"
Apply glue around top edge of mannequin, and
apply gathered lace as shown in photo.
Lace starts and ends at center back and encircles
the entire top edge of the corset.
||Cut a piece of 7mm silk
ribbon measuring 10" in length. Place a bead
of glue across one end the ribbon.
||On the unglued end,
find a vertical thread and unravel for approx
1/8". Cut off this thread.
||Using sharp tweezers,
grab two horizontal threads at the top of the
ribbon. Move down 1/16" and grab another
two threads. By holding these threads together
and pulling gently, ruche the silk ribbon
||Pull threads and gather
ribbon till it measures approximately 3 1/2".
Adjust ruffles evenly across ribbon piece.
||Apply a bead of glue
to the top edge of the lace around the bottom
of the corset as shown.
||Apply gathered ribbon
to corset as shown. When applying the gathered
ribbon, only the top gathered edges are placed
into the bead of glue, ruffles are allowed to
remain free and fluffy. Begin and end gluing
at center back of mannequin.
Cut a piece of 7mm ribbon measuring 10"
in length. Gather this piece of ribbon
in the same manner as the last step. Apply
a thin bead of glue around top row of lace,
applying glue to the header portion of the lace,
and applying gathered portion of ribbon to the
glue as in previous step.
With 7mm ribbon make two cute bows, cutting
the ends off at an angle.
Apply bows to either side of corset at hip.
Cream ribbon has been included in your kit
if you would prefer to make the bows in a contrasting
||Push the brass rod up
into the mannequin thru the small hole in the
bottom of the mannequin. Insert the rod as far
as it will go. Each of these has been trimmed
to size to fit the mannequin exactly and give
the correct height. Apply a bit of zap a gap around
the hole in the porcelain to hold. Use zip kicker
to accellerate the glue if available.
||From the top, push the
bottom of the rod thru the hole in the center
of the mannequin base till the end of the rod
hits your table top. Pick up carefully and and
again glue into place using zap a gap around the