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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: first EVER corset... boy am I proud!! does this look right to you?? on: July 11, 2007 03:07:39 AM
Actually, just use the zip ties mention as above throughout the corset (you'll see that after an hour of wear, the ridgeline does crap).  You can probably take and inch or two off the bottom, and perhaps two to three off the top.....it's too big there.  If you want to, you can also take a straight .5 to 1 inch off EACH side of the center back....that'll give you roughly a two inch gap in the back, and with the previous adjustments, everything should be non-floopy and stuff.

Very nice for a first mockup.  Corsets aren't easy, as fitting them correctly is the hardest part.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: CORSET HELP!! on: July 11, 2007 02:39:25 AM
You NEED boning in the back, and it has to be steel.  And, remember, for it to be a corset functionally, it needs to be used for waist reduction.  So, steels would be placed throughout the corset.  If it doesn't function as a corset, please refer to it as a bodice (as a corset maker, misnaming garments is one of my biggest pet peeves).
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Hula Hoops for a stoned day in the park! on: May 13, 2007 03:22:56 PM
I hoop on the sidewalk outside my house......the kids down the street think it's hilarious to watch a 20something hooping like a 5 year old.  Smiley  I weight mine with water...and have 3 of various sizes....good for tricks!!  That is, if I actually happen to be hooping in pants.  woo!
4  New York / New York: West / Re: Is anyone out there in Buffalo? on: May 13, 2007 03:17:39 PM
I used to live in Batavia.........a nice halfway point between Buffalo and Roch!

And Warsaw?!?!  Dude, I went to school in Attica!  (gah, Wyoming county!)
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first proper corset :) on: April 14, 2007 02:45:07 PM
Very pretty.  Does it function as a corset (as in, take in the waist)?  If it doesn't, you may want to call it a bodice (which may also not be a bad idea since you didn't use boning) just to be correct with the terminology.  Still, very nice design, and arms take time to master (still hate them myself).  Keep it up.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: I like it, and it's pink (but it's hard for me not to like corsets). on: January 26, 2007 02:35:36 AM
Thanks everyone.  I'm glad I'm not the only non-pink person who just loves this.

Just a FYI, my seam-ripper was my best friend in this case.  I ended up impaling myself with a straightpin while topstitching, so I had to recut one of my pink silk panels (after I ripped out a triple stitched seam) and do it again. 

And I'm pretty sure that everyone can do this caliber of work.  You just have to take your time.  Smiley  (and not be afraid to pull out some seams).
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: "Bettie Page" Leopard Print Day Dress on: January 25, 2007 03:51:15 PM
You're making me drool.  I <3 that dress.  Smiley
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Backless party dress on: January 25, 2007 03:45:42 PM
Very nice!!  You're very brave for making a dress with such a daring cut (my boobes would never behave wearing something like that).

It's an addiction as soon as you get a machine.  Welcome to the club.  Smiley
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / I like it, and it's pink (but it's hard for me not to like corsets). on: January 25, 2007 02:03:10 PM
http://pics.livejournal.com/ibesky/pic/000152yp
http://pics.livejournal.com/ibesky/pic/00016qtx

First off, sorry bout the linkage, I haven't posted in this forum enough to post acctual pictures.  But bear with me, here.

I freaking love this corset.  It's 2 layers of cotton duck, with the "fashion layer" being  white silk satin with a pink-on-pink organza overlay.  It is fully boned in white and spiral steels, and bound in a pink satin ribbon.  The lace is a cerulean silk satin ribbon (YUM).  It's a 24" waist, custom made to our model's measurements.  Hand drafted, no patterns.

A few things though.  1.  It'll look better on the human (I'll post those when we get them - I'd use me but there's no hope that i'd ever even get to 26.....she's so freaking little!!).  2.The lighting sucks (sorry, I live in a basement).  3.  I'll have more pictures soon.  With human.  Promise.
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: piano & music note corset on: January 16, 2007 03:44:55 AM

its already to late, the way its put together, once you sew the seams for the boning, theres no turning around.

I, uhhhh, beg to differ.  Part of any seamstresses tool collection should be a good seam ripper (Joann's or anywhere else: $2.50) and at least a little bit of patience.  I've taken apart corsets made of silk to fix the fit.  In fact, you can take apart any garment, unless it's made out of welded steel.  There you might have an issue.

But I guess it's one of those things where you ahve to want to do it in order to actually do it.  *shrugs*
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