Introducing our Bat-Inspired Goth Fashion Waist Underbust Corset with Detachable Hip Flares sewing pattern, made for Drag Queens. This unique and striking accessory is a must-have for every drag queen looking to elevate their silhouette and make a dramatic fashion statement. Inspired by the mystique of bats and gothic aesthetics, this corset features intricate detailing and the option to easily attach or detach hip flares for added flair. Crafted to perfection, it's suitable for non-stretch fabrics, ensuring a snug and flattering fit. Embrace your inner darkness and transform your look with this versatile and edgy corset pattern. Get ready to spread your wings and unleash your fierce, gothic style!
After cutting your fabric, you should have two center front pieces, two side front pieces, two side pieces, two side back pieces, two center back pieces, and two seamless hip flare pieces.
For lightweight, non-stretch fabrics, you may need to cut additional fabric for lining and interfacing using the same pattern, but for thicker materials like leather or vinyl, lining and interfacing may not be necessary.
For lightweight, non-stretch fabrics, start by applying fusible interfacing to the wrong side of either the shell or lining fabrics, and repeat the process for the hip flare pieces.
Once the interfacing is fused, stack the two center front pieces together with right sides of the fabric facing each other, and sew them together using a straight stitch along the straight edge side. This creates the center front seam of the corset.
After sewing, open up the center front pieces and press down the excess seam fabric on the wrong side of the garment.
Repeat the same steps for attaching all other panels (side front, side, side back, and center back) pieces. When pressing the seams, make sure the seam fabric is facing towards the center back of the corset for all seams, except the center front.
Sew sew-on rigilene boning underneath the pressed seams of the fabric, ensuring that the boning is 1 inch shorter than the length of each seam. You only need one piece of boning for each seam except for the center front seam, which will have two bones, one on each side.
No boning is needed for the fabric without interfacing, which could be either the shell or lining.
Once the boning is sewn onto the wrong side of the seams, flip the garment over, ensuring the seams are pressed and flipped. Then top-stitch the seams with the bones down, using a zipper foot to get as close to the bones as possible on the right side of the garment.
Repeat these steps for both the shell and lining, adding boning to only one of them. Once created, gather the shell and lining, stacking them right sides facing each other.
With the shell and lining stacked, sew them together along the side and top edges.
Flip the corset (shell and lining) right side out and press the edges. You can trim some of the excess seam fabric for neater edges.
Insert a bone between the shell and lining, pressing it tightly against the center back edge, and top-stitch it in place. Then sew another line approximately 1/2 inch or more away from that seam, spanning the total width of your eyelets, leaving space to install eyelets between the two stitch lines. This will secure the eyelets and prevent them from ripping the fabric.
Choose your preferred method for hemming the open fabric at the bottom of the corset, whether it's using bias tape trim or folding the seam allowance inward and sewing it closed. After hemming, top-stitch all around the corset.
Install eyelets along the back edges of the corset. Alternatively, you can get creative and use zippers, snaps, Velcro, or buckles.
Gather the hip flare shell and lining, stacking them right sides facing each other, and sew them together along the bottom curved edges.
Flip the hip flare piece right side out and press down the edges. Trim the seam allowance for neater edges if desired.
Repeat your chosen hemming method to close the open gap, then top-stitch all around the hip flare. Repeat these steps for the opposite hip flare.
Following the snap guides, install male and female snaps to the bottom edges of the corset and the top edges of the hip flares. Once complete, you can snap on your hip flare panels and lace up your newly sewn corset!