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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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