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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Plaid Macaron Dress on: September 13, 2010 09:33:32 AM
Adorable!! Love the metal zipper.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: one selfmade dress coming right up! on: July 29, 2010 07:06:06 PM
So cute! Another vote for shortening it. It would look so carefree at knee-length.
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Wonder Woman Apron on: June 12, 2010 07:06:05 PM
Wonderful!  Cheesy  Every woman needs Wonder Woman garb in her life.
4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: 18th c. corset on: June 11, 2010 08:43:59 PM
Nice job!  I made myself a corset to wear under the Elizabethan court gown I'm working on.  It was fun, to say the least, and I ended up not cutting tabs for it at the last minute.  The fabric is there, just uncut, so it's one long panel on the side.  It wears well though, so I'm happy with it.
Are you going to make any more, or is this your one and only?

Thanks! I would love to see the corset you've made (and the gown too, when you complete it!). Will you post them on Craftster?

In the class we each only made one corset. But the class hooked me on corsetry, so I plan to keep making more on my own. The patterns in the book by Waugh are wonderful (though since they are drafted from real historical corsets, they often need to be adjusted and fitted to the modern woman).
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: But does it look too much like a bed sheet? on: June 11, 2010 07:34:56 PM
Nope, doesn't look like a sheet to me! It looks adorably retro and well-made. Bravo!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Cute Psychobilly/Pinup Inspired Summer Dress!! on: June 11, 2010 07:32:48 PM
I love it!! You look fabulous. I think leaving the zipper sort of raw is a great touch...so unique.
7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / 18th c. corset on: June 11, 2010 07:20:20 PM
I took a corset crash-course last semester (man, was it intense; we learned a ton and did a huge amount of work in only four weeks). I made a 1785 corset from a pattern in our textbook, "Corsets and Crinolines" by Norah Waugh. Wonderful book! Perfect for those who want to learn about the history, construction, wearing, and every other minute aspect of corsets.

The corset is made of beige coutil, 49 hand-cut and tipped flat steel bones, metal grommets, white Prussian tape for the bone channels, and binding cut of some fuchsia fabric I found at the last minute.

The outside:




The inside:


Close-up of the craptastic binding on the tabs. I haaaate tabs. No wonder corsetiers got rid of tabs in the 19th c. Tongue


More inside close-ups:






Sorry, no action-photos: the corset now belongs to the theater department of my college. Tongue And even though it's not the loveliest of corsets, who cares? It's underwear, after all. Smiley And it's sturdily made and won't fall apart for a long time. Huzzah! I'm proud of it.
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Flower Pot to Mini Tophat (Photo fat!) on: June 06, 2010 05:58:12 PM
So adorable -- it looks stunning. Using a little plastic flowerpot...brilliant! Sturdy and impervious to sudden rains. Cheesy Way to use your craftiness.
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Just Plain Alice (Syfy's Alice-Inspired) Dress [Img Hvy] on: May 04, 2010 12:17:12 PM
Whoa, I love it!! The fabric is just gorgeous, and the detailing too. I like your dress better than the original. :3
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: I HATE ZIPPERS aekjdfh#$6e on: March 10, 2010 08:53:14 PM
Jeez, that sucks. I do that all the time. Stupid zippers!!
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