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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 04, 2010 10:47:37 AM
This is amazing! Pray tell, where can you get adhesive vinyl??

I just went to a craft store. Not sure what they have in your area, but I went to a DeSerres down the street from where I work. Some craft stores have it and some do not. It might depend on the neighbourhood you're in as well. I've gone to two locations of the same craft store and one had the vinyl and one did not. So you'll just have to look around.

Also, just an FYI, it comes on a roll and you just tell them how many feet you want. The basic colours (black/white/clear) are about $2.50 CAN/foot, sometimes the colours and metallics can run more expensive.

Hope this helps!!!

Thanks to all for the kind words! I'm just as impressed with how this turned out. I plan on making many more and I'm sure i'll be posting the pics on here for all to see. Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 04, 2010 06:12:50 AM
Exactly!! I buy all my comics from a store called BMV (Books Music Video) and they generally don't cost more than $2 each. Since I just tear them up anyway, it doesn't really matter which issue I get and use, just as long as the images look cool.

Although.... I've gotten a heartbroken look from many a comic collector when I etll them that I rip up their prized pages.  Tongue
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 03, 2010 01:39:23 PM
I absolutely love this!  I have that exact pattern lying around somewhere (likely buried in a giant tub under fabric and notions  XD), so I know what one of my summer projects will be!  Is it lined? 

Yes, it's lined. But the pattern called for a flat felled seam on the outside. I decided not to do this and instead put the seams on the inside folded the allowance flat towards the back of the corset, then stitched a parallel line beside the original seam (over the folded allowance) about a 1/2" from the original seam to use as the boning channel.

So unfortunately it looks like crap on the inside, lining or not. I might tweak the pattern a bit by giving more seam allowance so I can fold over the raw edges before stitching the parallel lines for the boning channels...
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 03, 2010 12:03:49 PM
Thanks violentjayne - I also just wanted to mention I love what you do, especially reconstructing tees. I've done my fair share of tee recons, but you seem to have more patience than I do at being successful. Wink
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 03, 2010 10:19:25 AM
The pattern calls for a layer of interfacing which you fuse to the magazine pages (I actually didn't know you could iron interfacing to paper until now!)
After I did that, I covered the front of the magazine pieces with clear adhesive vinyl from the craft store and ironed the pieces again from the interfacing side (for fear of melting the vinyl) Turns out by ironing it again after putting on the vinyl it helps to adhere the vinyl and get rid of any bubbles etc...

It also helps to have the vinyl there to prevent the paper from tearing when you're sewing it. It doesn't seem to have damaged my sewing machine. I have sewn PVC before and this was by FAR easier to sew than PVC.

My only suggestion is to use craft store grade clear adhesive vinyl. I have clear adhesive drawer liners that I was considering using, but I was afraid they would be such crappy quality that it would melt at the mere SIGHT of my iron!
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 03, 2010 08:34:48 AM
This is awesome! I wish I could wrap my head around how you do this. I have comics that I need to get rid of as they are just sitting around.

I used this pattern: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Simplicity-Pattern-2966-Womens-Corset-Tops-Size-6-12-/170473245311?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item27b0ff4a7f and adjusted it by simply adding clear adhesive vinyl on top of the magazine (in this case, comic) pattern pieces.

The above pattern doesn't call for any boning in the corset, but I wanted it to have more form and be more traditional than just a fashion piece, so it's been completely metal boned throughout. Smiley
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY* on: May 03, 2010 07:07:26 AM
So this is my second corset I've ever made. I currently make handbags/wallets/wrist cuffs out of comics and magazines, so it seems only fitting that I start making magazine/comic corsets!!




















Comments and criticisms welcomed...
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / From crap corset to fab corset! on: April 16, 2010 08:00:42 AM
Now that I'm in the know about how to make a proper corset, I've revamped my cheap PVC corset. It was originally not lined, made from stretchy PVC and had plastic bones.

I've lined it with coutil so it doesn't stretch, replaced plastic with metal boning and added a cute trim at the top out of white ribbon with tiny black polka dots.

Enjoy! (Sorry, no before pics)




9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Very First Corset!! on: March 30, 2010 07:32:50 PM
Hey Kezerb, the kit came with a Victorian Laughing Moon pattern for the Dore and Silverado corsets along with a pattern for a chemise and drawers.

Here's a link to the kit from Farthingales:
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/vcorset_kit.php
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Very First Corset!! on: March 30, 2010 01:37:35 PM
Yes! Good luck!!

I specifically bought the material because it looked 'halloweeny', Halloween is my favourite holiday!!! So it just worked out perfect that my first corset should be a halloween theme.  Grin
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