Touaiba Ibn Seddik: Can we use a zipper instead of the busk? :)
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.
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
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. :)
Becca Mcmeekin: Could i make a corset to my size and not but any lacing, just a busk?
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
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 :)
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
MYBSA OLIV: HI ALL WELL AND MY FIRST TIME THAT WANT TO CORSET MORE HERE IN BRAZIL I DO NOT MEET steel bones 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.
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!
Samiambambam: THANK YOU!!! such a clear and informative video.
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!
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. :)
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.
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. :)
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: 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!
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?
Corset Making: Busk Insertion part1 (Loop side) | Lucy's Corsetry5
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