Corset Supplies From the Hardware Store
Use zip ties when you can't get boning.
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 the tip I was given about using zip ties as boning. She really was enthusiastic. The ties were something she could readily get it at a nearby building supply store, rather than having to order them from a distant or online retailer and wait for their delivery.
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 I decided to use the heavy-duty ones.
I decided to try this out and made myself…
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