This entry is a summary of the case study for the Chocolate Faux Suede giveaway corset, made for the winner of the “Giveaway in Memory of Phoenixjodirae”.
Following the case study, you will find an interview with the winner of the corset, what her story is and how a corset could help with her pain and chronic health issues after chemotherapy. I’ve linked the video at the end of this post, below the table!
|Material||3 layers; fashion layer is faux suede in chocolate brown, interlining of cotton coutil, and lining of hot pink twill.|
|Construction||6 panel pattern. Double boned; it has one bone on each seam (sewn into the seam allowances) and another bone inserted into the middle of each panel using bone casing. Includes a floating liner.|
|Binding||Matching faux suede binding made from bias tape of the same fashion material. It was very fiddly to work with; I don’t recommend using suede binding.|
|Waist tape||1″ wide invisible waist tape between the interlining and lining, secured down under boning channels.|
|Modesty panel||7″ wide fabric lacing protector on the back made of faux suede and twill, stiffened with plastic canvas and suspended on the laces with grommets. Also includes a placket under the busk.|
|Busk||Standard flexible busk (1/2″ wide on each side) about 9.5″ long (5 pins). Also has a bone on either side of the busk for reinforcement.|
|Boning||24 steel bones not including busk. 18 spirals (1/4″ wide), 4 flats (1/2 inch wide on the outer edge, 1/4″ wide on the inner edge) sandwiching the grommets, also two 1/4″ wide flats beside the busk.|
|Grommets||18 grommets total, size #0 two-part grommets with large flange; set equidistantly, no splits, no wear/fraying/pulling out of grommets, thanks to some better quality grommets made of a more malleable brass.|
|Laces||5/8″ wide double face satin ribbon in hot pink, to match the lining.|
|Price||A reproduction of this corset would be approximately $270 USD.|
If you would like to see the interview with the winner of the giveaway and her story, you may watch her video here: