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alisonillustration
« on: August 08, 2008 07:53:54 PM »

So, I was at the ren faire and decided that all the clothing stores were much too expensive, and that I could most likely make most of the items that were being sold for a most a quarter of their price with patterns I found for free on the interwebs. :B

I embarked on this journey with a bold move. A bodice. I used the corset/bodice pattern generator at http://www.elizabethancostume.net to draft my pattern and fudged my way from there. The bodice was create from a light muslin and a heavier one that I interfaced.

Here's my bed wearing it. Cheesy



and me wearing it. I did not make the shirt or the pants or the skirt. Hur.





Up close.



And back.



It gape a bit at the top back, but isn't as noticeable with the shirt. I think it's also a bit tight across the back at the bottom. Oh well.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 08:08:38 PM »

Looks great for a first try at a corset. I still haven't the courage to make one yet! It looks FABU on you.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 08:15:42 PM »

Looks great for a first try at a corset. I still haven't the courage to make one yet! It looks FABU on you.

Thanks! I don't really consider it a corset because it has absolutely no boning it. It was really easy to make. Cheesy I think the most difficult part was drafting it because of the math and setting the eyelets. (although hammering them was fun)
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008 08:16:56 PM »

You did a great job!  I think I will take your lead and try this myself.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008 08:17:18 PM »

Wow, I love this. I really want to make myself one now. It looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008 08:23:41 PM »

this is a great first try at a bodice! 
if you plan to make more, i highly recommend having a friend help you with making a duct tape "pattern" (basically tape you up and cut you out). 
back in the day when i did faires, that's the way i made mine and they come out perfect.  you just have to remember to add seam allowances, but it's custom-made at a fraction of the price of any of the clothing booths.  and you have so much more flexibility with fabrics and colors and whatnot.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008 08:31:12 PM »

this is a great first try at a bodice! 
if you plan to make more, i highly recommend having a friend help you with making a duct tape "pattern" (basically tape you up and cut you out). 
back in the day when i did faires, that's the way i made mine and they come out perfect.  you just have to remember to add seam allowances, but it's custom-made at a fraction of the price of any of the clothing booths.  and you have so much more flexibility with fabrics and colors and whatnot.

yeah, next time i'm definatly gonna try duct tape Cheesy my back and rib cage go all funny, so having custom fit is nice.
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008 09:05:29 PM »

i think it fits great!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008 04:25:01 PM »

I think this looks great, and I might have to make one for myself just for everyday wear.... Smiley
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alisonillustration
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008 10:12:19 PM »

I think this looks great, and I might have to make one for myself just for everyday wear.... Smiley

thanks! they're really easy to make Cheesy after drafting the pattern, it only took me about a day to construct it.
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