Finishing raw seams on Edwardian corset

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Finishing raw seams on Edwardian corset

Postby Andrea L » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:25 pm

I just got the Edwardian corset and undergarments for a birthday present. I don't know much about the era, but I figured if I got these patterns, I'd warm up to the era more.

Anyway, my question is this. Because the boning channels don't follow the seams, how are the raw edges supposed to be finished? I assumed something like a flat fell seam, given the stitching shown on the front, but I wanted to be sure. Or I could just cheat and serge the edges...but if I'm putting forth all this effort, I might as well make it as historical as possible.
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Re: Finishing raw seams on Edwardian corset

Postby Heather » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Some of the seams are covered by the boning tape, but some are not. They are not finished, unless you want them to be. If you are using a good corset fabric, then raveling should not really be a problem. Using serger might be the best way to go, if you want the edges finished. I flatlined my corset to have a fashion layer, so used a serger for that.

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