Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Kenneth King, contributor -- Threads
"I was talking to a correspondent in Wisconsin recently, and we got on the subject of boning for strapless dresses. It seems she had a tight deadline for a wedding dress, and was in a quandary about where to get boning in her small town. I mentioned this tip about using zip ties as boning, and she really was enthusiastic about this--it was something she could readily get it at the building supply store, and not have to send away for it.
The tip: Using "zip ties" as boning.
These are also called "cable ties", and I heard about using them from some of my students who are into corsetry--they said the zip ties were a suitable substitute for whalebone. The zip ties come in different thicknesses, but the ones I decided to use were the heavy-duty ones. "....
Read the rest of the article here... http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/19790/corsets-from-the-hardware-store/page/all
I think I would like to try out a corset pattern using the zip boning before I commited my expensive steel boning and busque to a corset that might not fit. Check this article out and post your comments.
Posted by Frontier Women's Living History Assn. at 4:49 PM