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27 August 2011 @ 05:15 pm
Single layer corset grommets  

Hi there, new to the community so this will be my first post... I hope it's all correct.

I'm working on a single-layer corset and am about 80% done with it. I've gotten the busk in no problem with the extra fabric but am curious, can you put grommets on the single layer of fabric or should I make the back piece two layers for the sake of the grommets?

This is my first time attempting a single layer corset, and my second corset over all and for the most part everything is going... alright (The fit could use some work, but that's another issue entirely).

Don't want to rip it when I try to tighten it, so I thought I'd ask before I risked it.
 
 
 
Kylynn Delfelalderfairy on August 28th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
I believe you fold extra fabric from the back panels, as if you were making a vertical hem so the grommets would have two layers of fabric. I hope that makes sense.
Guardian of Lightivory_ebony on August 28th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
I've made a single layer corset once before and made the last panel double thickness to support the grommets (but I didn't use proper fabric for that corset. If you use good coutil, you might be ok, but I'm not 100% sure.

If you don't want to do a full double layer on the last panel, I've also heard of some people using a 1-inch wide strip of twill tape/ coutil/ sturdy buckram to prevent the grommets from ripping out.
Annarabid_bookwyrm on August 28th, 2011 04:59 am (UTC)
You can use the extra layer to encase a bone at the very back edge, run under the grommets, and then either turn it under for another bone casing or hide the edge under an applied bone casing (this will create the standard bone-grommets-bone arrangement at the back edge). But yes, common wisdom is you do want two layers of fabric under grommets.