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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 »

beautiful!
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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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