Corset Making: Busk Insertion Part1 (Loop Side)




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Touaiba Ibn Seddik: Can we use a zipper instead of the busk? :) 

Fatima Rainha: Trad. Fazendo Corset: Busk Inclusão part1 (lado Loop)

Cari Loschen: Lucy Corsetry.. I just want to say THANK YOU! I put in my first busk today with the guidance of your video and it has gone smoothly. I appreciate your clear and concise instructions!! So grateful to have help like this available online. Keep up the GREAT work. Blessings to you and be well. 

yoga makutaraditya: hey, this is a very good post!! i wonder tho' how much allowance you give for each side of the corset? thank you :)

MrFilipFabulous: Can you please show us how to insert individual hooks and eyes? I cant optain an actual busk, so i bought these instead, but i cant find any information on how they are inserted! please help im really puzzled :S

Loni Hart: My corsets keep pooping eyelets ... cure / repair kit? Thxs

Lucy's Corsetry: @silverdragonfour Most fabric/notions stores don't carry busks; I've had to buy mine online. Check out Farthingales if you're in Canada, Corsetmaking LLC if you're in the US, and Vena Cava Design or Sew Curvy if you're in the UK/Europe. I can't post URLs here but if you google the names their stores should come up. :) I have also been able to find busks being sold at anime conventions and Ren Faires but they're usually overpriced.

Lucy's Corsetry: @shilliard87 Ah sorry! I moved the older, non-HD videos over to my LucyCorsetry channel. I had originally planned to move all my tutorials over there but there were complications with the new channel; some of the videos wouldn't load for people, so I just stayed with this channel. But yes, head over to LucyCorsetry and the vid should be there. :)

Lucy's Corsetry: @SuzanziBalletHeels Hi Suzanne, I bought this online thinking it was going to be much thicker (I later realized the the company had used a "generalized busk picture" instead of the actual busk I was sold), I thought I was getting a great deal but as it turns out, you get what you pay for so I will have to back this busk with additional bones. I have heavy-duty 2"-wide busks in some other corsets and it indeed makes a great deal of difference.

Lucy's Corsetry: Do you mean seam allowance or waist reduction or...?

Lucy's Corsetry: Try the website "Sew Curvy Corset Supplies", or "Vena Cava Design." There are also busks sold by the site "Corsetmaking" by Delicious LLC :)

yoga makutaraditya: wow thank you for your fast reply.. ! yeah, how much is for seam allowance? for the waist reduction isn't it depending on the model's waist and fabrication?

Missarcasm84: I would just like to say that you made this so easy for me to understand. Thank you. I have made a corset before but I wasnt shown how to insert the busk so I had to use a zipper which didnt have the same nicely finished look as yours. And now that I've seen your video I'm going to go make another one as soon as I get my busk's and boning! Once again, Thank you for doing the job my teachers should have!

Lucy's Corsetry: It depends on the construction method and the type of fabric you use, but not for the waist reduction. If you want to make boning channels out of your seam allowances I would have about 3/4" seam allowance. You can always trim it down later. However when your seam allowances are large and the curves are pretty dramatic in a corset, then it's a good idea to clip the seams.

DooM75x: Will we be able to see the finished corset on you? That would be nice!

Charmagne Mckinney: very pretty fabric!

MYBSA OLIV: HI ALL WELL AND MY FIRST TIME THAT WANT TO CORSET MORE HERE IN BRAZIL I DO NOT MEET steel bones BUSK

Pennycatfish: Lucy, Do you have any suggestions for the smoothest way to replace the loop side after it has been sewn into the corset? I didn't realize until I had finished the corset and put it on that the two sides of the busk don't line up right, and the loop side is too high in the panel. Any recommendations? I'm a little afraid to tear it back apart and make things worse but the boning on that side digs into the bust uncomfortably.

ninjaofthenight64: May I ask, is there anyway I could incorporate a zipper as the front closure and somehow keep the sturdiness a double busk provides?

Sarah Vadas: @bishonenrancher What is your total opinion on zippers versus busks? I find zippers easier to use and so I tend to like them more, but I'm wanting to do some serious cinching in the future in order to prepare myself for my wedding in four months ! :-O

Lucy's Corsetry: @ninjaofthenight64 Hi! If you add a zipper instead of a busk, then you can add some half-inch-wide (or even wider!) flat steel bones on each side just beside the zipper, and that will provide the vertical support. :)

Lucy's Corsetry: Yes, you can cut them down. :) I've even cut down the wider stainless steel busks! It's quite a bit tougher but it's do-able!

MrFilipFabulous: i bought the prym brand heavy duty hooks and eyes, BUT it is now i realize i should have gotten a#perforated steel bones or busk, to set them in, or i can use a power drill and drill them myself i suppose, however i choose to go with the no busk method but i have THREE pack of these hooks and eyes and i want to put them to use of corse

DooM75x: Can't wait for that :-)

Sarah Vadas: what happened to your "insert boning" video?! eek! :(

Becca Mcmeekin: Could i make a corset to my size and not but any lacing, just a busk?

Lucy's Corsetry: I generally like to line up at least one of the busk loops/pins at the waistline, as that's where most of the pressure is. If you're working with an overbust or demibust corset, then I'd position the busk a bit closer to the lower end, and insert grommets at the top to prevent bowing at the bustline. I've also tried inserting a heavy-duty hook and eye on a longline corset and positioning the short busk higher, but it's a bit weird.

medaizekabre: Please, help... I can t find busks in my country. Can you suggest any alternative...substitute? Please... I don t want to use a zipper with satin. It s ugly combination. Isn t it? :)

Lucy's Corsetry: Busks aren't absolutely required, but can help with quick costume changes (otherwise you'd have to pull the corset over your head). If you choose to give your corset a closed front (no busk), then make sure to put some flat/ spring steel bones in the center front to help give some rigidity to the structure and keep the tummy flat. :)

Lucy's Corsetry: @DooM75x It is mostly finished, I just have a few repairs/ touchups to make (such as making the binding even) as I'm a perfectionist, and then I'll show it off after I break it in properly. :)

SuzanziBalletHeels: Hi Lucy. I've found that if you place the pattern piece along the fold line, make button holes for the loop holes - it stops the chances of the busk pulling straight through the sewing line. :-) Always experimenting. :-D

fromthefrontdesk: unless you bought heavy duty hooks and eyes it wont work. You'll know because a regular hook and eye are the same size as what you would find on a bra. Those, unfortunately will not be sturdy enough to stand up to a cinched corset, they will likely straighten out with the tension. True corset making supplies are next to impossible to find in retail stores because its not a common craft. If you want to make a real sturdy corset you will have to buy your supplies online.

Lucy's Corsetry: @shilliard87 So far I haven't found a zipper that holds tension as well as a busk does. I've even checked out milspec zippers used for the military duffel bags (my brother's in the army). Although the zipper teeth are very strong, you still see the zipper coming away from the fabric after awhile. Also, thinking worst case scenarios, if a busk has one peg pop off, the rest of the busk is still functional. However if a zipper gets a broken tooth, the strength of the whole zipper is compromised. :\

Lucy's Corsetry: The lacing is what makes a corset a corset. :\ If you want to make a corset-inspired shirt that has a busk but no lacing, make sure it does not give ANY waist reduction, because the busk only works strong as a whole (it's actually a bit delicate if you only pull on one pin at a time). If you have to struggle to put the corset around yourself because it's smaller than your own body, you may risk bending or breaking the busk. But if you make it the same size as you, it shouldn't be a problem. :)

Pennycatfish: Okay. So the seam putting the whole thing back together again will just be on the outside instead of hidden inside the panel? Thanks for the help!

havocissmexy4455: I bought some busks and made the mistake of measuring the length for them while standing, and so now I have a handful of busks that are too long for my corsets. They seem to be made of the same material as the white/spring steel boning - is it possible to trim down busks the same way I would boning so that I don't have to waste them and go buy some shorter ones?

SuzanziBalletHeels: @bishonenrancher Oh, that's so annoying isn't it? I think I know where you get them from, got caught out myself like that with a "kit". Thought I'd check it out, they mentioned "heavy duty" boning etc. Was horrified when I opened the package and found it was all really thin and flimsy boning - even the sprung steel. Slip a 1" steel into a placket - that'll help too. The extra side bones along with this pretty much fixes the bendy busk problem! x

Lucy's Corsetry: @Missarcasm84 Aw, it's for people like you that I love making tutorials! Thank YOU for your appreciation and positive feedback! :)

Samiambambam: THANK YOU!!! such a clear and informative video.

Leah Holmes: Just wondering, how do you find the right position for the busk? I have a 30cm busk to insert but my corset front is about 10cm longer. Should I line the centre of the busk up with the waistline of the corset or something? Thanks!

Marcy Garza: I need to make some corsets for a play. I am a somewhat experienced costumer, I've only ever made corsets without boning, they were purely for looks and were used on very thin women. Sorry for rambling, but here is my question: Are busks very necessary in making a laced corset? Is it bad if instead of using a busk I just stitch the front together and it only laces up in the back?

Lucy's Corsetry: @v1c4r10u5 HAHAHA magic indeed! I'm always pleased when the busk fits through the slots even though I know it should every time. I'm glad you like my tutorials, thanks for your comment! :)

SuzanziBalletHeels: Hi Lucy I was wondering if you use heavy duty busks in your corsets at all? They are sturdier and thicker and don't bend like the one you have in your hand. Often you won't need to use a metal in the placket behind the busk for extra strength. :-)

silverdragonfour: where do your busks from? Or where can they be found?

Lucy's Corsetry: In that situation, if it were my corset, I would just take the seam ripper and do it again. It may not take as long as you might think. :)

MYBSA OLIV: HI ALL WELL AND MY FIRST TIME THAT WANT TO CORSET MORE HERE IN BRAZIL I DO NOT MEET steel bones BUSK WHERE I CAN BUY IN INTERNET

medaizekabre: Please, help... I can t find busks in my country. Can you suggest any alternative...substitute? Please... I don t want to use a zipper with satin. It s ugly combination. Isn t it? :)

v1c4r10u5: I actually had a moment of wonder when you put the busk in- I was like, IT'S MAGIC!! :'D I always wondered about the mechanics of all the bits and pieces that go into making a corset. Thank you very very much for all your wonderful tutorials!!
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