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Converting an old Zara top

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The beauty of corsetry is that any fabric can be used as long as it is flat-lined to a strength layer such as coutil. With this corset I used a spangly Zara top that didn't fit me that well, though I love the fabric. Two different materials are often difficult to sew together, with one being more stretchy and stretching under the feeder foot to a different degree to the bottom layer. To get this to work I pad-stitched the two together and as I sewed, I would lift up the footer and force the top 'stretched' layer back under the foot slightly. It's a slow process!

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