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Hadassah
« on: April 13, 2009 04:30:41 PM »

Because I wanted a full "pirate/gypsy girl" costume, I made a corset which is fully reversible! It's sky blue on one side and a deeper, royal blue on the other. I had a pirate photo shoot today, but let's just say today was one of those "bad photo days".


(Don't mind the flipped up edge, I was falling off the log at the time and wasn't quite ready for the photo... As I said, bad photo day... Tongue Seems like I couldn't get very good shots of the darker blue side... Agghhhhh!!! Oh wait, "Arrrgghhh!!!")




And that's it! It took me QUITE a while to do that corset and I'm very proud. Although it's full of mistakes as it is my first corset. I'm sure I'll get better the more I do.

There are more pictures on my Blog if you feel interested and want to read a cheesy poem to go along with it... my blog
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2009 05:58:46 PM »

You have done a brilliant job and I love that its reversible! Look forward to seeing more of your stuff Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2009 06:11:29 PM »

Very cool. I especially like the light blue side.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2009 06:21:01 PM »

Thank you both so much!
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009 07:10:52 PM »

That is a really nice corset!  I wish mine turned out that nice.  What kind of boning did you use?

The shirt you're wearing I'm super curious about though.  I need one just like that for a LARP costume.  Did you make it?  Is there a pattern online somewhere for it?  a tutorial?

Sorry for asking so many questions!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2009 08:01:41 PM »

Hi! I don't mind questions at all! Love them, actually. Smiley First off, thank you!

I used some plastic mesh that I got at Hobby Lobby a while back and had left over. People usually use it for the bottom of purses to make them stiff. It worked well! But I hear you can also use plastic jugs cut up for boning as well. I also used Roethke's tutorial. It can be found here on Craftster somewhere...

The shirt, I actually made from a Chemise pattern found here. It was REALLY SUPER simple. I would recommend it to anyone! To make the sleeves all bunched at the end, I just used a couple of hair ties around my wrists (make the sleeves a little extra long so that they can "balloon over" the hair ties. I also made it a little too long so I could adjust the lengths. I usually just fold the extra length under the shirt because I wear it with a corset or a big black belt. Hope that helps!
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009 11:32:07 AM »

you look so cute! and what a great idea, I like both sides. how does it fasten, is it a busk or hooks?


my favourite boning is cable ties! they work great and are nice an easy to cut, but they work better if you double them up.

the only thing you need now is a big pirate pistol Cheesy hehe
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009 02:16:22 PM »

i love your costume!  good job on the corset.  i'm finishing up my pirate coat, we should do a pirate photo shoot when i come home in a couple weeks.
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Hadassah
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009 07:39:41 AM »

you look so cute! and what a great idea, I like both sides. how does it fasten, is it a busk or hooks?


my favourite boning is cable ties! they work great and are nice an easy to cut, but they work better if you double them up.

the only thing you need now is a big pirate pistol Cheesy hehe

In the front, it fastens with hooks and eyes, and in the back, it fastens the traditional lace up way. The only thing is, I used eyelets instead of grommets, so I don't know how well it'll stay up, but I'm not planning to lace it real tight anyway. In fact, I think it's a little bit big! (oops) But yes, I love both sides too. Thank you for the lovely comment! Yes, I'm still working on getting my hands on a big pirate pistol... Cheesy

i love your costume!  good job on the corset.  i'm finishing up my pirate coat, we should do a pirate photo shoot when i come home in a couple weeks.
That sounds like fun! We should get our resident curly haired friend to come model with us too! Smiley I would only suggest waiting til the sun goes down a bit though, because it was hard to get pictures of my costume and have the background not take away from the costume itself. Or we could try using a big piece of black fabric for the background, I've never tried that, but all the pros do! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009 08:29:26 PM »

thank you thank you thank you!!
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