Cutting the Union Jack Corset

Hey, if you’ve been following along on this group of posts about the building of the Union Jack Corset, then I’m guessing you probably know how to cut out a pattern!

Take the pattern pieces, lay them on the fabric and cut around them…. think I’ll keep this one simple by just posting a whole bunch of pics of the process.

But first, I have to go BBQ a spicy Italian sausage! BRB

ok… I’m back, with my glass of wine and my sausage.

Thought I’d start out with a shot of the inner centre back panel which will be between the lacing and the wearers back.  It’s got our blog address, Deb’s label and the size.

We didn’t get a lot of shots of the pattern pieces on the fabrics, but here’s one of the blue markers laid out ready to cut. All you need is a pattern, pins, fabric and a pair of sharp scissors!

Blue marker ready to cut.

Check out this piece… the pin will help you get a sense of the scale!

Smallest piece in the Union Jack Corset.

Once they’re all cut out…..

The huge pile of cut pieces.

….then Deb set to work organizing them onto the original pattern pieces so she’d have a road map…a bit confusing otherwise…lol

First the blue….

…then the red….

…and the white….


We’ll be back soon with the sewing installment!


About Costume People

We are two women with over 30 years of combined experience in making costumes for film and television. Even after all these years we still love the thrill of seeing our creations in close up on the big screen. Now it's time for us to share our expertise.
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