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dropdeadred77
« on: January 12, 2009 04:21:49 PM »

After a couple of false starts (or "learning experiences") I finally turned out what I consider to be a most respectable corset  Grin


Silly chalk lines looked like they were gone until the camera flash went off  Roll Eyes







I was first encouraged by Roethke's tutorial and I also used the 'samleather' one on tripod. Getting the really close custom fit was done by trial and error, and I sort of winged it with the boning channels instead of using the seam allowances. I also manufactured how to get the zipper in there after the fact. Cheesy It's fair to see I'm quite please with myself right now lol.  Wink Yay for my bias tape maker - I made the top and bottom binding from black muslin, and used the same tool to make the channels out of the duck the whole thing is made of.
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009 04:47:45 PM »

that is beautiful! what is the blue? did you hand stitch that? you did a fantastic job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009 05:06:46 PM »

That is perfectly lovely.
The blue looks crocheted.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009 05:16:40 PM »

It is very beautiful and turned out great.

I didn't even know there was such a tool as a bias tape maker.  How cool!
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009 05:23:11 PM »

Wow! Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009 05:35:28 PM »

Wow! That is beautiful.  It looks so professional.  Well done!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009 06:18:35 PM »

Great job!  I absolutely love that blue crocheted fabric, it makes it really unique!
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009 06:20:47 PM »

Thanks guys!

The blue is just a fabric that Joann's sold a couple of years ago. I thought it was pretty and picked up two yards, and short of making a poncho there didn't really seem to be anything I wanted to do with it, until this week!

Bias tape makers:
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They do the folding and hold it down so you can run the iron over the strip.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009 06:47:30 PM »

nice!  to echo everyone else, i love the blue crocheted part.  it softens the look and adds a very cute delicate touch.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009 08:48:55 PM »

oh that is so perfect looking! you did such a great job!
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009 09:13:40 PM »

This is so beautiful! I second the fact that it looks so professional!! Wonderful work Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009 09:20:37 PM »

I love love love this!  And this is your first???  Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009 10:08:22 PM »

Very Beautiful!
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009 10:17:15 PM »

This is really lovely! I love the blue lace against the black fabric. And I knew I recognized it -- I saw your post on LJ's adayinmylife community that featured it's making! It's great to see it finished. Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009 11:21:18 PM »

amazing corset! I know all about those "learning eperiences"... but yours gives me hope one day it'll work out Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2009 11:22:41 PM »

Beautiful work! I love the fabric, it looks like it was always meant to be that corset Wink.
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2009 01:52:57 AM »

Oh my god, how gorgeous! Excellent job! It looks totally professional. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2009 08:23:08 AM »

Absolutely gorgeous
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2009 08:31:40 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful.  You did a wonderful job.  And, I too, love the blue fabric!
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2009 11:50:44 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2009 04:11:35 PM »

That is a work of art! Fantastic!!!
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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2009 05:14:03 PM »

omg!! this is such a beautiful corset!! i love it!! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2009 06:46:24 PM »

Wow! Thanks so much for all the comments Cheesy

Small world too!
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2009 07:50:52 PM »

You did a great job.  I also love the blue. It stands out well on the black.  It looks well-constructed, and it looks like it is so neatly put together!  Awesome.
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2009 09:01:05 PM »

Pretty!  And yes, quite respectable!   Wink
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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2009 05:31:20 AM »

its cute
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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2009 06:09:33 AM »

so beautiful! so professional! i wish i was slim enough to wear it!!! will you be wearing it??
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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2009 07:32:47 AM »

and quite the exquisite one it is too. I adore it.
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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2009 09:41:42 AM »

I added some extra panels at the last minute to shore up the grommets and add the zipper, so this incarnation turned out just too big for me, sadly. I'm inspired that I can do it now though, so the next one will fit!

Also, omg front page! That's a first Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2009 09:57:45 AM »

It's really gorgeous. Boning seems so difficult to me!
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« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2009 11:14:40 AM »

Wow, that looks wonderful. I really like how you used the blue fabric.
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« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2009 04:51:05 AM »

a VERY respectable corset indeed!!
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2009 01:56:21 PM »

what boning did you use? it looks brilliant
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« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2009 09:42:04 AM »

Wow, thanks so much for all the comments!

For boning I used heavy duty cable ties, and it is actually quite sturdy. I doubled up by the zipper, and either side of the grommets, but the other channels just contain a single bone. I haven't had a chance to see how tight it will lace without buckling yet, because of the fit issue, but as a fashion corset it is very respectable indeed Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009 10:35:38 AM »

KUDOSSSS.

This is one of the most gorgeous things I've ever seen. I really like the color combination. What are you planning to do with it?
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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2009 12:12:45 PM »

Very very nicely done!

LOVE the fabric. And thanks for the bias maker tip, that's one to remember!
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« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2009 12:09:34 PM »

Cottonkiller - I know I want to get a load of pictures before I think of anything to do with it, but I will probably end up finding someone I know who fits it and making a gift of it if they would wear it.

Davinia - I wasn't too keen on the idea of making bias tape, but it's incredibly easy, much more so than I had thought. I used a triangle shaped quilting ruler to get started on the 45 degree angle and then just measured and chalked and cut the strips. The ironing is the easiest bit!
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