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Bela-Kiss
« on: October 27, 2008 04:49:39 PM »

I decided that this year I just HAD to dress up. I also decided that I didn't want some cheaply made overpriced store bought costume. Plus I have no money because I lost my job in July and due to the greatness of the economy- have yet to find a new one. Anywho....
So I sat in my craft area looking through things I had. Nothing.... 2 weeks ago I came home and my mom had left this amazing black skirt on my bed. She found it in her closet and didn't know why it was there. As soon as I saw the skirt it just screamed- PIRATE WENCH! Maybe that is because of the love for pirates I have always had.
My problem was I had no top and didn't want to settle with the simple white flowy ones. So I decided to make a corset. I must admit I was quite intimidated, however I figured if I never tried then I would just be mad at myself.
So I cut up an old pair of my sister's jeans to use as the base, took some measurements, sewed, cut, sewed, added trim, added ribbon, sewed, then hand sewed each individual ring on the back by hand. It didn't look cute so I added some red fabric to the bottom....
and now I have a corset that I must admit I am VERY proud of.

front/side

back. it looks funny in this picture but I promise it really isn't crooked like that.
The best part is it only cost 6 dollars to make. I just had to by the rings- $3 for 60 and the ribbon an chording-$3. =]
In the first pic you can also see my little drawstring bag I made to carry my wallet and phone.

Please tell me what you think. Smiley

Thanks!
Rebecca
« Last Edit: October 27, 2008 04:57:03 PM by Bela-Kiss » THIS ROCKS   Logged
r.forslund
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008 05:14:16 PM »

you did a great job. and it looks amazing on. 8 ) congrats on finishing your first corset and i love the idea of being a pirate wench. have fun. 
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Bela-Kiss
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008 03:17:38 PM »

Thank you! Grin
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