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« on: March 26, 2008 07:23:58 AM »

A few years back I mail ordered a corset, unfortunatly, it had bra style cups, that would not acomadate my chest, and was WAY too small. The thing had been lurking around the back of my closet for years, never worn. So I cut it apart, and reworked it as a waist cincher. The black satin, boning and gromet strips are all from the old corset, the purple was a quaterflat from Joann's, the trim is from an old pair of jeans...and the laces were stolen from my husband's spare pair of boots.

I ran out of boning so the back is actually all soft, hence the funny wrinkles

This is actually my first ever finished clothing project, I used the corset as a pattern, and it was all sewn by hand, because my sewing machine and I have been feuding for a couple of years now.
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008 09:41:49 AM »

Cool.  I love the combination of colours and textures.

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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009 05:36:42 AM »

girl you REALLY need to get boning for the back. those grommets will rip out in no time if you don't. : / it looks good though!
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2009 01:21:15 PM »

Hand sewn? Hot damn, I am impressed!  I hand sew the corners on bias on my corsets, but the thought of doing the whole thing makes me shudder.  (and I don't think my own hand sewing would be nearly up to the task!)

Gotta second the boning, though- those look like one part eyelets, they won't hold up to lacing tight without a lot of reinforcement.  Get some petersham ribbon, twill tape or, if you can't get that, grosgrain ribbon (you want something that doesn't stretch at all),  sew a strip down each side of the corset next to the eyelets (on both sides of them if you have room), and slide a piece of flat steel in.  You can get the steel cut to length since your garment is already done, and you won't need to pick out any of your stitches since it should end before the binding anyways.  It shouldn't be more than a few cents a piece.  Even just heavy cable ties from the hardware store can do the job if you don't want to mail order.

That'll give you a nice straight line in the back.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 12:00:57 PM »

Cute I really like the color


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