Starting up the monster machine

A battle of threads and needles

Sewing machine foot

The monster machine is up and running

My corset project has been a bit slow this week due to not feeling 100% well and also focusing on rehearsing when I had some free time and energy left over.

Singer sewing machine

My old plastic darling is still going strong.

Earlier this week I managed to cut out all the pieces but only now I’ve started up the sewing machine and will spend some time this weekend on getting it all together. I’m not sure I’ll manage to finish it completely, but I hope to get the main seams and the boning in place.
Fabric pieces for corset
I found this really nice tutorial from Katafalk showing a smart method to make hidden seam allowances in an instant. Previously I have been sewing corsets in separate layers, so her method will definitely save me some time. Why didn’t I think of this earlier?! I have been using the method for other items but didn’t think about it for this…

I’d also like to take the chance to share a few general machine sewing tips:

  • Use a fresh needle when you’re sewing using thick fabrics or several layers.
  • Make sure to use the right type of needle for your fabric.
  • Use high quality thread to not clog your machine. (Cheap cotton will kill your machine in no-time and service is expensive if you can’t clean it on your own.)

Mark up pieces

Make sure to mark up the pieces to not mix them up!

I guess that’s all I wanted to say for now. And yes, I’m avoiding showing you the outer fabric of the corset. As I said before, I want to keep some details a secret for the time being.

Now time to spend time talking nicely to the monster machine and hope it behaves during the coming days. That + copying tapes by hand for the event in March. More info about that can soon be found on the Solvtio Perfecta page. Nothing there yet but the page will be updated during the nearest days.

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