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Mienna
« on: June 25, 2007 06:04:29 AM »

My first corset is... too big. Oh well, I guess despite gaining weight I don't quite fill out a size 12. Damn lack of boobage!




I'm going to find someone who it can fit or I'm going to sell it, I'm not sure which yet.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2007 06:49:25 AM »

That looks very nice!  I think I've made that pattern before...but yours looks much better because I didn't take the time to bind the edges (I serged it).  That's what I get for making my first corset the night/early morning before leaving for the faire! My mom wasn't too happy when I was pounding my grommets at 5:30 in the morning!  Thank goodness for my own house now!
Anyways...great job!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2007 09:40:36 AM »

it gorgeous.  too bad it doesn't fit.  Is that a size 12 or size 12 pattern??  i normally wear a size 3 but in patterns i wear a 8-14 depending on the pattern.  just curious.
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007 10:37:50 AM »

If you have the extra fabric why don't you make a single panel to replace the 2 in the front.  It might make it fit.. it would also look unique... that way you could keep it. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007 11:14:05 AM »

what instead of lacing it like this:


You laced it like this:

You just overlap the 2 parts to be lace.  If you took a cross section through the fabric and lacing it would look like figure 8's on end to end. You could lose about 2 inches that way, depending on how far into the bodice your grommets were inset.
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007 12:46:02 PM »

You just overlap the 2 parts to be lace.  If you took a cross section through the fabric and lacing it would look like figure 8's on end to end. You could lose about 2 inches that way, depending on how far into the bodice your grommets were inset.

I did the same thing. My mom made me a bodice with this same pattern, and it was too big also. After I changed the way I laced it, it fit much better.
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