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« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2008 08:53:19 PM »

I simply have to add my voices to the adoring masses.

Your stuff is amazing.  Realio trulio, and if I say much more, I think I'll be taking away from it.

And, if I may throw my hat in the ring on the boning discussion:  The corsets that I've been making recently have all had cable ties in them that I find at Lowes in the Roofing section.  (Yeah, I know, odd.)  They're about 2 to 3 feet long, and they're about 1/2 inch wide, and I've had people tell me that they hold up better than steel boning.  I love them because I, like most of the rest of you who post in this particular section of Craftster, have quite a lot of curves, and the zip ties keep things in place, whilst letting me bend occasionally...  Because it's nice to pick up crap you drop.
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2008 07:58:39 PM »

This (and you) are absolutley gorgeous!!

I'm curious as to where you get your boning material.  Local?? Or internet??  I need to get some for this year's halloween costumes (yes, I do know it's only Feb) and I'm sure you're more in the know on this than I am.  Last two corsets I made, I used wire coathangers.  Sure they work in a pinch, but I'm thinking this costume is going to take me two months or so, therefore I'm hoping to make the boning a bit more quality.
Thanks!

I get most of my stuff from corsetmaking.com, although I'm thinking I'll be getting a bone cutter and grommet press with an attachment for the bone tips, and switch to buying it by the pound from http://www.greenberghammer.com/ since it works out to be a lot cheaper that way.

wire coathangers?  oooh.... I think you'll be very happy with the difference you see in spiral steels.  WAY more flexible! 
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2008 08:21:15 PM »

I simply have to add my voices to the adoring masses.

Your stuff is amazing.  Realio trulio, and if I say much more, I think I'll be taking away from it.

And, if I may throw my hat in the ring on the boning discussion:  The corsets that I've been making recently have all had cable ties in them that I find at Lowes in the Roofing section.  (Yeah, I know, odd.)  They're about 2 to 3 feet long, and they're about 1/2 inch wide, and I've had people tell me that they hold up better than steel boning.  I love them because I, like most of the rest of you who post in this particular section of Craftster, have quite a lot of curves, and the zip ties keep things in place, whilst letting me bend occasionally...  Because it's nice to pick up crap you drop.

Personally, I always use steel.  It flexes without bending, which plastic can't do, and doesn't warp when it's warmed to body temperature repeatedly.  I have steel corsets that have lasted through a decade of heavy use, and vintage ones have survived for almost a century.

Plus, steel is less futzing.  Even if I have to trim them it's only 30 seconds or so to chop and clamp a cap on the end, if that.  No messing around with melting ends or anything like that.  I live in an area with pretty brutal winters, our windows are covered with plastic half the year, so I'm not really comfortable filling my apartment with melting plastic smoke for me, the roommate, and the cat to breathe in.
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2008 01:02:44 PM »

Thanks!

I get most of my stuff from corsetmaking.com, although I'm thinking I'll be getting a bone cutter and grommet press with an attachment for the bone tips, and switch to buying it by the pound from http://www.greenberghammer.com/ since it works out to be a lot cheaper that way.

wire coathangers?  oooh.... I think you'll be very happy with the difference you see in spiral steels.  WAY more flexible! 

Thanks for the recommendation to corsetmaking.com .  That was one of the sites I was leaning towards and it's nice to get an opinion on it, especially from an expert such as you.

Yep, wire coathangers are definately not my favourite way, so I'm looking forward to finding something much better.

Again, thanks for the reply!

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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2008 08:17:07 PM »

believe me, I'm far from an expert...  But, I've spent a ton of cash with corsetmaking, and they're always perfect.  Never screwed up an order, never took more than a day to drop it in the mail (once they even mailed it out on a Saturday), and they're great with emails.
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2008 09:29:43 AM »

That is stunning!  I love the pictures of you.  It hurt my midsection just looking at it--that's a true compliment, I swear.  You are so talented.
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008 05:43:46 AM »

these are gorgeous!!!

Do you sell custom corsets?

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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008 11:58:41 AM »

Fantastic!  It looks just stunning. Well, all three do!
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« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2008 11:35:51 AM »

 Shocked Oh my, that brocade corset is just STUNNING!!!!! I want one of those, it looks like it might actually give little ol' apple shape me some sort of a waist!

They must take aaaaages to sew though I bet!
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« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2008 12:36:50 PM »

perfectly lovely...
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