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  1. Latest design - swooping horizontal seams and more points

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    I was hoping to get this one out for my May Patreon pattern but I have had so much College work to do over Easter that it's proving difficult getting all my designing done! I need to tweak the design a little - make it more cinched at the waist and also do some experimenting with the grainlines of the panels as I'm getting some bias wrinkling at the back (it looks good from the front though - super smooth!). The grading could prove so difficult I end up shelving the idea of creating a commercial pattern from it, but I'll give it a go!

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  2. Nice to hear my efforts are appreciated!

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    I had a lovely response today from one of my patrons on Patreon that brought a tear to my eye;

    ''Fantastic customer service! You always go above and beyond expectations. Every corset pattern I've made from you is lovely. Your directions are amazingly descriptive as well including pictures. I simply cannoy explain how much I appreciate you and your talent! Your Patreon is the best $5 I can spend.

    You can quote me on that!❤️''

    Danyette Rosenbusch 

     

     

  3. Finding different & quicker ways of doing things

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    I find some aspects of corsetry tiresome - putting in eyelets for instance. I also don't like creating boning channels from strips of fabric or bias binding and lining them up so they are symmetrical with the other side - it's a right faff! I now create my mid-panel boning channels so they are intrinsic to the panels themselves. Each channel needs 2cm of extra fabric. They are so neat when executed properly - and if you mark the parallel lines accurately and in line with the grainline, they are always going to be exactly symmetrical with the other side. They look like lapped seams so if ironed to the correct side they will look like the seams and be consistent across the corset. Try it!

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