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trypgirl
« on: March 23, 2009 12:03:25 PM »

This is the second corset I ever made and the first attempt at making one the "proper" way and not being all costume-riffic with it. The piece is a combination of machine and hand stitching. I created it from scratch including the pattern after reading huge  amounts of things on line including some awesome tutorials and advice here.

It  is made out of inexpensive materials as this was a "learning" corset. Mostly cotton twill and denim with cable ties for most of the bones though I did use real steal bones for the area around the eyelets and a good steal busk. The trim was designed with muslin and netting to give that de-constructed look and the bottom trim was this great fuzzy black yarn I found. I was looking to extend the organic feeling of the roots.

This was a great learning experience and I hope to do another really soon. Here are some very poor pictures I took on sunday.



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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 12:19:09 PM »

I think it looks great, especially for a first attempt. I've always wanted my own corset, but I wouldn't know where to start! I love the tree design Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 12:22:32 PM »

OH MY GOSH THAT IS FABULOUS! I seriously love it you did wonderful!  Never would have known it was your first real corset it looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009 12:23:27 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009 12:55:59 PM »

This is gorgeous! it looks amazing Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009 01:00:55 PM »

Wow, that is seriously beautiful!

*adds corset making to ever growing to-do list*  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009 04:54:43 PM »

That looks fantastic.  I love the tree decorations on it
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009 06:40:39 PM »

Did you just say that you did hand embroidery on denim?  Makes my hand tired just thinking about it.  But it sure looks worth it!
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009 06:59:39 PM »

Oh wow!  I just had to stalk back through your other posts (hoping to see the other attempt at a corset) and recognized the black shirt you made... this corset and the shirt go great together.  If I ever become proficient enough to attempt something like this I hope it turns out like yours.  Your outfit looks great and the corset is amazing.

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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009 07:07:22 AM »

Beautiful work! The hand stitching on it is amazing. An impressive first attempt.... my first attempts never look that great.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009 02:55:26 PM »

This looks like an amazing first attempt!
I love the tree design Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009 07:46:55 PM »

It looks really good. Great work!
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009 07:56:39 PM »

It's absolutely beautiful and very flattering on you. I'm also glad to see the pics you and Nicole took turned out pretty swell.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2009 09:27:04 PM »

lovely and fits beautifuly!
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2009 10:36:19 AM »

Thanks everyone for the killer feedback - it feels really good especially after all the frustrating math parts of the project.

@dulcet

The corset was done in three layers... cotton twit and denim and in this sandwich layer is where I sewed the channels for the bones. And then the outer layer of cotton twill that I did the embroidery/topstiching on ... no way was I gonna go through the denim Wink. The busk was installed in a sandwich between the outer layer with the detail work and the denim/twill layer that was already sewn together.
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2009 12:27:50 PM »

Wow it's gorgeous!!  Grin
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2009 05:18:15 AM »

wowzers, that is really nice.  And I love the tree, it's very.... Women Who Run with the Wolves (a book I highly recommend).
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009 10:43:27 AM »

I think it is very lovely. Right now I am a lurker until I get my sewing room back together and the dining room table (my cutting table) clear. But you and others are inspirational. Only sewing I have been doing is mending and hemming my work uniforms. But at least that is keeping me familiar with my machines. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2009 08:11:04 AM »

I would never, ever have guessed that was your first attempt!  And I envy your patience with that hand embroidery.

also, sandwich method FTW!  I hate premade bone casings.  They're never the right size for the bones, always way too wide so you end up with a little extra bit when you sew or bones sliding around.  I always do sandwich unless the design requires otherwise, and then it's usually a hybrid of sandwich and casings I make myself. 
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2009 08:48:20 AM »

@Kellyhelene

Thanks for the compliment ~ blush~

For the mock up I made casings myself like you do. I had picked up some casing tape but was less than impressed with it. It seemed more trouble than it was worth when I was working in layers anyhow.

I am currently searching for a local buddy to help me with the tape method part of creating an overbust pattern that works for my fig. And for this one since I am still in the experimental stages of creation I was going to use cotton duck... I am wondering if I should pre-shrink it or not... Or will that just create more opportunity for stretch later? Non of the experts at the stores seem to have a particular option.
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2009 09:07:45 AM »

I would pre shrink just because it's usually a good idea to prewash if only to remove the sizing the manufacturer puts on fabric so it stays crisp on the bolt in the store.

Might I suggest, though, instead of duck looking into twill?  It's a bit easier on the curves since it's not as stiff, and I prefer the diagonal weave since I worry duck's normal weave could get threadbare on the busk and lacing area just due to it being in line with the stress points.  It was also a very common material for mass-produced turn of the century corsets, so it's historically accurate as well.
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« Reply #21 on: April 12, 2009 03:24:53 AM »

Fabulous!
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2009 12:23:22 PM »

wow! im gobsmacked you did it all from scratch plus pattern. it looks superb, an amazing fit! SOmetimes corsets you make yourself can look a bit off I have found but that looks simply perfect!
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2009 05:19:12 PM »

 Shocked OMG.... This corset is so beautiful.  I so have a corset fetish.......
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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2009 06:07:40 AM »

wow you did great!

Do you mind sharing some of your resources. I've really been wanting to make my own underbust as well.
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2009 09:26:59 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009 03:12:51 PM »

 Shocked  This is Beautiful I need to make one.  Tell me did you use a pattern or just something off the internet
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009 12:05:40 PM »

I used a combination of tutorials from the interwebs to make the pattern. I have since used the same theory to make a longer version for a friend... though I think that with that one she was overreaching what a corset can do.. and I reached with her... lesson learned.

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I am feeling the twill action. I took your advice and pulled some twill that was stuck in the muslin section by mistake to work with and it is coming out fairly well. Though I am trying to find a source for twill locally that is not super pricy... $14 a yard is a bit beyond me.
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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2009 08:51:04 AM »

I've found twill in the chain fabric stores for under $8, it's very commonly on sale for 40% off, too.  If you have a Joann near you check around the denim in the apparel section.
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« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2009 03:14:26 PM »

I'm not sure how I missed this corset for so long on here, but it's really beautiful! I love the embroidery and the tree design is just amazing.
Also, it's incredibly flattering on you!
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« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2010 02:04:43 PM »

That tree design is sooooo awesome - I was thinking having something like that for my next tattoo. Smiley The corset is killer, nice work! -x-
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« Reply #32 on: January 30, 2010 07:55:33 PM »

super cute! amazing for a 1st attempt!!
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2010 04:29:34 PM »

Wow this is spectacular! I really want to make a corset but I'm a little frightened of completely messing up. That tree embroidery is gorgeous. I <3 this corset Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2010 08:37:26 AM »

That is so beautiful!!!

I wish I sewed better! lol
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« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2010 09:54:04 AM »

My step daughter has been after me to make her something and she is always complaining that the corsets she buys just don't fit curvy girls very well. I think you have inspired me to make her some bot useful and that will fir right. You did an amazing job. Thanks for the inspiration. Wink
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« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2010 08:30:17 AM »

I love this!  I'm wisting this!  I want this!   Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: October 18, 2010 07:51:56 PM »

That looks amazing! You did very well!
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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2010 03:52:11 PM »

LOVE! The design is gorgeous!
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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2011 10:54:49 AM »

wow thats really well made.. the fabric doesnt bunch or anything, 2 thumbs up! i hope i can one day make corsets that well..
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« Reply #40 on: January 21, 2011 09:23:12 AM »

The detail work on this piece is fantastic!
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« Reply #41 on: July 28, 2012 01:19:25 PM »

I love this!
I'm a plus size myself, and would love a custom made corset, but they're sooooooo expensive to by. I wouldn't know were to begin making one.

Well done, beautiful!
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