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Nylon Plastic Continuous Boning – 10 Meters – (6mmW)

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It is important to select an adhesive that will have the highest bond strength when it comes to bonding plastic. The following factors will need to be considered: So first sew the seam normally, then trim one side of the seam allowance to 0.5cm or 1/4in. This would be the side where the casing will be created. Understanding their differences is the first step in choosing the type of corset you should make. With that knowledge, you can then mix-match eras for a unique look or remain true to the period. Corsets Change Depending on Their Purpose Additionally, much like in the modern-day, women wore multiple corsets, depending on the activities they faced each day. For example, corsets that were made for sports tended to be simpler and less rigid, thus allowing for greater movement. Corsets made to be worn in the summer were often created with less fabric, allowing for better airflow. Resources for Historically Accurate Corsets

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If you want to create historically accurate corsets, what should you keep in mind? Different Corsets for Different Eras Starting from the most simple method: sew the boning directly to the garment, centering it over the seam. Note that the stitches will easily become wonky because of the nylon rods if you’re not careful. I said this in 2014, and I'll say it again - read more to understand the context of why I said it and why I stand by the statement that plastic boning corrupts over time and simply does not stand up to the job. To my knowledge, there is only one manufacturer of synthetic whalebone in the world, and that is Wissner in Germany. It is sold by the yard or meter. It can be cut with sturdy scissors and sanded with a file or dremel.

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You might want your fitted bodice to have separate cups. Here’s the first version of the bra-top. Basically it’s very similar to the previous design, it’s just that in addition you draw the bra styleline. Adhesives provide the most unique advantages for bonding plastics as compared to traditional bonding mechanisms. Metal boning is undisputedly the go-to choice for couture houses to use in their dress foundations. The materials listed are silk, metallic thread, glass and plastic. We can assume that this 'plastic' refers either to the bead and sequin embellishment or the boning used for the bodice that supports a very etheareal and airy, sheer dress which is supposed to look like it is swinging off the body.

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For applications that require a fast cure, you may want to consider cyanoacrylate adhesives. UV adhesives can be used for applications that require more time for example, where components need to be accurately aligned. However, many plastic bonding UV adhesives cure with normal room lighting which means parts will need to be shielded. However, for those who want to develop corsets that last, it’s best to choose steel boning. Steel boning may be available in both rigid and spiral boning. Both have their uses; spiral boning is often for curved seams, while rigid boning is for straight seams. However, spiral boning will work well for any type of seam.The miniature Dremel type drills are excellent for cutting and smoothing the ends of synthetic whalebone. Thanks Jen.

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Thus, in both surface decoration and in structure, Saint Laurent gained the effect of ethereal, bouyant freedom while retaining the structure of the couture. From the earliest works at the house of Dior through the designer's accomplishments in his own house, Saint Laurent has practiced and perfected this modernist wielding of couture construction and proficiency to seem wholly unfettered" Synthetic whalebone behaves quite differently from the plastic boning we all know from prom dresses and local fabric stores. That "plastic boning" often comes in a fabric casing and is more transparent, with ridges running down the length of it. It also bends and kinks in a way that synthetic whalebone doesn't. My very first corset was boned with this stuff--it was all that was available at Joann Fabrics--and after one day of wear the waist had permanently kinked into a painful fold that dug in under my ribs. Available in six widths 5mm. 6mm, 7mm, 10mm, 12mm and 13mm. Offers very reasonable cost saving when compared to other boning.

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When I wrote this article, dated March 2014 it was a long time before the current popularity of the plastic material known as 'synthetic whalebone' and I was referring to the more commonly available Rigilene, the plastic boning of choice for many a dressmaker over many a decade, a product which at that time sold in much more quantity than synthetic whalebone (or 'whale' as we call it at Sew Curvy HQ). It still sells by the heap and because not all of my customers are corset makers, attracts queries on an almost daily basis, the most common of which is 'what's best for boning this wedding/prom dress i'm making, rigeline or spiral steel?. I always reply that, in my opinion, steel is best but sometimes I will recommend the synthetic whalebone as a suitable alternative to steel - it depends on the purpose and desired outcome. Videos depicting modern-day renditions of historical clothing can provide great insight into how corsets would have functioned in their own eras. For example, Bernadette Banner and Karolina Zebrowska often record their progress and wear their finished products to show how the garments would have behaved. When it comes to length, stores will often cut your boning down to size. Determine the length that you need by measuring your seams and removing about a ¾ inch. You can also cut and cap your own steel boning; here’s a handy guide for doing just that. Modern Day Corset/Bodice all of our wear tests have passed with no issue, but we haven't personally had the opportunity to put this product through a year+ long Broadway run or similar

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Many plastic surfaces don’t provide an ideal adhesion base without surface treatment or the application of a primer. This is due to their low surface energy and tendency to gather dust particles.I’m going to show you three ways to add boning. You could add them directly to the wrong side of the main layer of the bodice, although it’s better to create a separate layer underneath and insert the boning to that.

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