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iconDoris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

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I'm wondering actually : why are the ribbon panels always patterned flat ? Why not use the possibility of creating shape with the different pieces of ribbon (cause they are not sewn together and could create curves) ? Do you know from patterns where the ribbon parts are not patterned like a flat piece of fabric (like with different angles to the centre and side panels) ? I wanted to try but failed miserably with satin ribbon (I destroyed the ribbons with my sewing machine...) Perhaps I'll once try again with grosgrain or something similar...
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dorismahnic
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Thank you for asking the questions. What i have found that most of the patterns are made the same way. There was one exeption with the patent i mentioned in the previous article that actually uses pleats to create cheat so that the corset would look like a ribbon pattern.

Some modern corsetiers drape the ribbon on a mannequin. I think one ofthem is Sin and Satin. Some modern versions of ribbon corsets are done in a way that the dont resemble the classical ribbon corset. Gaultier's ribbon corset-dress.

I had the same experience using the satin ribbon. it was to delicate for the machine. one could make ribbbon stripes of a coutil and seall the seams on the sides and use tzhose to make the corset.
personally i dont like to wear ribbon corsets as i prefer plenty of bones all around the corset.

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