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« on: November 03, 2006 05:58:57 AM »

Ok here is the deal. and I hope I am posting this is the right place. This is my first post that I am starting instead of replying to. I have seen stuff about corsets but this is not only a corset but vinyl >.< So here goes:

DH bought me this adorable vinyl corset. I absolutely adore it...but...he bought a size XL. It fits perfect everywhere but yup you guessed it, my girls. I have no clue how to go about making my tiny in between size B and C cup ladies fit into a corset that has a bust size of a friggin DD. That is the only place that is too big. I am so scared to cut it up and destroy it. I have a lot of vinyl but I've never got around to making anything with it. It's still on the rolls. And this is clothing style vinyl, or sometimes dubbed "PVC". Like the fetish wear stuff. Not the stiff stuff for placemats, tablecloths, upholstery, etc. It's thin.

I am still fairly new to sewing. I took a sewing class when I was in HS, then when my machine broke I lost interest. Now several years later I am trying it all over again. So I know NOTHING about how to alter this garment. And I am too cheap to pay someone to do it, when I know I can probably do it myself! Smiley

Can someone help me?? Point me in the right direction?? Please *begs*
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2006 06:14:54 AM »

Any chance you could post pictures of the corset?  I am a very visual person and it would help to see just how it is constructed before figuring out how to tell you how to fix it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2006 06:19:51 AM »

I will try to post pics after work. I can't afford a digital cam so my webcam will have to do, they might be blurry. Hopefully still legable though.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006 05:11:32 AM »

I uploaded pics in photobucket. Can you tell me how to post them? I am still new so I am not totally sure how. I thought I was doing it right but I get a lil box with a red x  Huh
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2006 06:13:25 AM »

Here's Craftster's info on posting pictures: http://www.craftster.org/craftsterguide.html#anchor5b

I am not very good at it myself.  I don't do it often enough to be able to tell someone how to post pictures.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2006 06:22:49 AM »

um i'd either try to put darts in the back where there is no boning (depending on the boning situation)

but seriously if you're new to sewing, there's a lot of boning and tehre's lining and especially if this piece was expensive, i'd just pay the money to get it done right and to not risk fucking it up royally

if it was from a fancy place they might even do it for you for free
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 11:03:41 AM »

OK let us see if this works. Here is my corset, and the terrible pictures thanks to my horrible webcam. I need a digital bad. But this will have to do for now. Maybe someone can tell me if it's possible for me to do the alterations...or if yea I should just have someone alter it and cough off the extra dough. Any comments or advice is appreciated. Thanks




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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006 01:32:20 PM »

I would definitely have it professionally altered. It is a gift from DH and you don't want to be unable to wear it even once, I'm sure. This stuff isn't easy to sew, I know I would not  touch it as one of my first projects getting back into sewing after years away from doing it. And there really isn't any room for error, since once needle holes are in there they are in there for good.
And kudos to your dh for seeing DD when he looks at your B/C's!  Grin
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