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smicksy
« on: March 08, 2007 01:46:36 PM »

heylo, this is my first post Smiley

here is a corset i made; with a cocoon material and a mixture of silks and a calico backing. delicate pressed flower petals are trapped within the panels. the tree design was embroidered by hand on machine & i used image maker to place my bird drawings within the branches.

Update: thankyou for all the nice comments Smiley here are a few answers to questions -
the cocoon material (on the front panel of the corset) is a gummed fibre stripped from cocoons - i bought it from an amazing site which is full of different fibres and textiles: http://www.winghamwoolwork.co.uk/silks_and_silk_blends.htm


the tree design was first painted onto the panels using a mixture of fabric paint & tea, and then i machine embroidered each panel freehand.

I designed and made this corset for my textiles project at college. My teacher is a professional costume designer (she made the dresses for keira knightley in pride & predjudice!) she gave us the pattern but we where mainly left to our own devices to make it.

 I havent worn it out yet - but maybe I will if there is an occasion to dress up! I'm hoping to study illustration or costume design at uni










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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007 01:48:14 PM »

Oh wow. That's gorgeous.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007 01:48:38 PM »

Wow!  Gorgeous! 
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007 01:50:27 PM »

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is pretty much the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen.  you did an EXCELLENT job!
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007 01:51:17 PM »

WOW!!! lovely!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007 01:52:16 PM »

best corset yet

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007 01:54:08 PM »

wow....that's all I can say...just *WOW*
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007 01:55:22 PM »

Wow! that is fan-freaking-tastic! love!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007 01:56:41 PM »

This is absolutely incredible. The detail and creativity, the branches and the birds! I agree: gorgeous.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007 01:57:58 PM »

How beautiful!
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