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Topic: Squeeze me tightly - my first corset from scratch  (Read 2404 times)
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Fleur De Lis
« on: February 15, 2009 09:50:27 AM »

Hello!

Since I'm new I'm posting some of my pre-craftster things so people in swaps can be reassured I'm not a complete craft muppet (well, not all the time anyway)  Grin
This is a corset that I made completely from scratch in a college course including making the pattern. It's also completely metal boned - Yay!







Close up of the side bit where the boning splits - think the accent fabric is my favourite bit


My tutor would't let me cut the pattern down more so it fits - but just isn't tight enough for me! It's also missing the point completely and squishing my modest bust FLAT, excentuating my curvy bottom half! I'm so glad I didn't make this in the original khaki colour I was thinking of or I really would've looked like a giant pear Cheesy

I'm still really proud of it though, though it's yet to be taken out and shown a good time, poor thing!
Thanks for looking x
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phlegethon
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009 12:47:26 PM »

It's really beautiful. I love the color of it.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009 04:18:19 PM »

That looks awesome. I think you would make a great swap partner.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009 06:04:40 PM »

That is really pretty! But,...what is a "craft muppet"? I am new to the phrases of the swappers, as I have only been in one swap.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009 07:49:40 PM »

thats lovely!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009 12:17:37 AM »

Ooh, I think your corset creates a lovely silhouette! You look great in it. I especially like the split boning on the sides -- that is waaay cool.
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Fleur De Lis
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009 12:33:26 PM »

Ah - thanks for the lovely comments!  Grin

*williarl13* - I just call someone (or myself) a muppet when they do something a bit daft. I've not done a swap yet but am hoping to very soon!
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009 12:29:59 AM »

It's wonderful!!
I like it very much, and it looks stunning on you. Was it very difficult to make?
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2009 12:41:21 PM »

thats gorgeous! I love the accent panel too. Im doing that self same thing at the moment - making a corset from scratch at uni. How did you find it?
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Fleur De Lis
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2009 01:52:44 PM »

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Was it very difficult to make?

The most difficult bit for me was making the pattern from a bodice block and cutting it down; I'd not done any pattern cutting before. Since we did everything in stages, with demos for things like using the zipper foot for the boning columns, it was pretty easy to put together - just had to do it in the right order. I really enjoyed it and because it was at college it made me make time to be crafty which is something I am rubbish at!
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