How to make more sizes on multi-sized corset pattern?

How to make more sizes on a multi-sized corset pattern?

We apply the magic of grading pattern sizes!

This is very simple to do on a multi-sized pattern simply because we already know the differences between sizes and where to apply them. With this knowledge you can use that one pattern you have been eyeing forever but didn’t get it since it didn’t come in your size. Because you can make your size!

In this tutorial, you will learn the very basic ideas of grading as you will focus on grading corset pattern sizes primarily on the horizontal proportions, also known as torso circumferences. You simply have to measure what is already present on the pattern and replicate it until you reach your goal size.

Take it up a level

To manipulate the vertical proportions of the pattern, check out the tutorial “How to change length on a corset pattern?”. (At least until I upload the more advanced pattern grading tutorial.)
By adjusting the distances between circumference lines of the pattern, to match your own unique proportions, you essentially pre-fit the pattern before even touching your fabric, saving yourself time and money.

If you want to further customize freshly added new standard size options, grade the pattern even further by mixing different sizes on different circumferences. You can find out how to do just that in the tutorial on “How to grade sizes on multi-sized corset pattern?”

After treating your corset pattern with these sweet sweet moves, you can make virtually any corset pattern fit you like a glove!

Happy sewing!

Method is demonstrated on an Underbust corset pattern LOLITA though the same principle can be applied to any other corset patterns.

Free corset patterns

Aside from the instructional tutorial being available online, it can also be DOWNLOADED as a PDF file for offline viewing.

tutorial on how to make more sizes on a multi-sized corset pattern
Introduction to the importance of making more corset pattern sizes
Instructions on how and why to read the corset pattern size chart
Measure the distance between last two sizes
mark the measured distance to outline the new made corset size
Tracing out the new corset pattern seam lines to finish off the graded size
how to make more sizes on a multi-sized corset pattern if the pattern was enlarged on both seam lines
How to make more sizes on a multi-sized corset pattern without drafting every size
Tutorial on grading corset patterns finished.