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« on: March 09, 2008 04:13:36 PM »

spent a along time daydreaming of this, my idea was that someone crafty, clever, elegant, satin wearing girl was lost on an island... thus adding scraps and shells to her original bodice over time.
i used a pattern--made a mock-up and fitted it to me, then made my own.  it has zip-tie boning, which worked wonderfully.  the outside is brocade from a little set of 4, all golden.  the inside is pirate Smiley  my original idea was to wear it with a brocade skirt, deconstructed to look like seaweed and ocean had crept in, these pictures are how i wore it in the desert.
the close up pictures are post burning man, so dusty, but i suppose that adds to the effect?

not easy to hoop in, couldn't feel the hoop Smiley

details... there are shell designs running up the front seams, beads and patches sewn on here and there...








and the secret fun part... pirates on the inside

it can be worn inside out... the skulls glow in blacklight Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008 04:17:02 PM »

Wow! What a beautiful idea.

(Gorgeous figure, btw!!!)

I like the mixture of brocade with the "found" objects. A great contrast, yet they go together beautifully!

.....never knew I wanted a corset until I looked on craftster....
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008 04:20:36 PM »

That looks really cute...I love the beach so .... I'm kinda in love with your corset at the moment.  Roll Eyes

May I ask , you say you used zip tie boning - just normal zip ties or a special (thicker) kind?
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008 04:24:40 PM »

oh my!! wonderful!!


that is soooo creative!!

i want to make something like that!!
i love corsets!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 04:29:34 PM »

That is beautiful! It is absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 04:33:11 PM »

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the zip ties i found that were long enough, were also strong enough... about 1/4" wide and i guess about 16" long.  probably 1/8" thick.
i already have a small waist in proportion to my figure, so it's not cinched in that much, but it was super comfortable.  i did place two at diagnols along the front and back panels and one on each side of the back grommets so it wouldn't bend.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2008 04:41:53 PM »

I love it!


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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2008 04:49:20 PM »

simply amazing
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008 05:12:21 PM »

very cute!! there is so much detail. it mustve taken a while.
hooping is the best Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2008 05:39:09 PM »

This is awesome ! it really reminds me of a pirate corset  that I made ... I guess we both could not resist the Idea of using shells ..and net ..  i love  all the embelishments .. here is a link to one I made a while back  if you wanna check it out

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178052.0

... anyway .. I just wanted to say great job on yours ! I also love that you used brocade


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