Speaking from experience as a "sample addict", I've received swatches from both Vena Cava and Sew Curvy and can guanrantee they both stock heavy powermesh, that's suitable for girdle/mesh corsets :) They're both corset stockists after all!
Thanks for the article and sharing your collection with us!
Fantastic Article Anna, and well timed as i was looking at learning how to make some accessories to go with my corsets :D One question though, as ive never sewn with powermesh (or any very stretchy fabric if im honest!) - is there a specific type of thread you use or is Gutterman 100% Poly sew all (like i use for my corsetry) still okay, i was wondering, due to the stretching needed for the garment, whether a different thread was suitable, or whether the zig-zag stitch negates the need for stretchy thread?
Hi Anna, Nice article on girdle making. I take it that the 0.95 in the article is your negative ease stretch factor, 0.95 x body measurement = pattern measurement. You and others may be interested in looking at the Excel spreadsheet (negease.zip) I have uploaded to the forum (Bras section). It’s a negative ease calculator, you can type in your “skin fit” body measurements in column A and then you test stretch a 20cm x 20cm square of Powernet then type in the stretched measurements (warp and weft directions) in boxes and the body measurements in columns C, D change to the negative ease measurements. For people who are trying to understand negative ease and its calculations you can take a look at my articles on making a corselet in the Bra making section.