Cut a lining piece from your pattern. Using your buckram/fabric piece, carefully mark the finished edges.
Crease to the inside of the lines you just marked.
Trim some of the excess away from the folded edge. You don't really need more than 3/16" there.
Spread contact cement over the creased area.
Press the edges in at the crease, so the cement sticks. Brush the entire piece with more contact cement.
Spread cement over the buckram, and onto the fabric that wraps the edges.
Carefully position the lining over the buckram. The folded edges of the lining should be just inside the edges of the buckram piece.
A piece finished like this stays very thin, because the seam allowances aren't all puffy.
I'm going to finish the front pretty much the same way. However, I want a nice busk channel so I placed a small piece of fabric over the bottom of the point. I'm folding up the point of the lining, so I'll be able to insert and remove the busk even after the corset is bound.
Prepare the buckram and fabric pieces with cement, taking care not to get any into the busk channel. I've put my coffee-stirrer busk in place as an added guard against accidental adhesion.
Secure the lining and mark the location of the busk channel. This will need to be sewn.
Because we put the busk channel behind the buckram, the busk doesn't leave a lump. Neat.
Go ahead and trim any fabric that extends past the buckram at this point. Now we just have to sew the corset together at the sides and arms!
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