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craftymary
« on: June 24, 2009 07:28:54 PM »

I've been wanting to make a corset for years and years, but they always seemed really intimidating...boni ng, laces, hooks...when I still struggle with putting a zipper in a tote bag.  Luckily for me I found this great corset making class and oila...and it wasn't nearly as difficult as I was imagining.  And I found this great fabric that is so colorful and graphic that I figured it would hide any small mistakes.  Here is the finished project. 

The front:


The back:


The side showing the geisha girls in the fabric. 


And a close up of the fabric.  I think it is by Alexander Henry.


It's not perfect, but I'm really happy with it for being my first try.  I can't take credit for the pattern.  The instructor drafted the patterns for us, so I just had to cut and sew, but I can't wait to make another one. 

Thanks for looking. 
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009 07:33:53 PM »

Great job and great choice of fabric.  Very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009 07:37:57 PM »

That's amazing! I love everything about it. Great job, especially for a first attempt. ^_^
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009 07:41:54 PM »

This looks awesome! I want one!! Where'd you take the class?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009 08:57:57 PM »

That's a fantastic first corset! Mine was nowhere near as good, though they've gotten easier with practice. And that fabric looks awesome as a corset! I'd probably wear that everywhere.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009 09:45:55 PM »

this turned out beautiful!  i want to make a corset but am also rather intimidated by it...yours is lovely!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009 04:51:44 AM »

That fabric is gorgeous, I am totally envious of it.  I think you did a great job, I would never be able to tell that it was your first corset.
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009 10:17:26 AM »

This looks awesome! I want one!! Where'd you take the class?


I took the class in Seattle at Pacific Fabrics.  I strongly recommend it to anyone who lives in the area.  The teacher is great and it's for all sewing levels, all sizes, and for both women or men. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009 12:06:35 PM »

Awesome job!! Beautiful choice of fabric!
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009 12:55:10 PM »

Wow. That is stunning - I LOVE the fabric!
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009 03:03:39 PM »

amazing, really! sooo good for your first corset Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009 03:20:27 PM »

That fabric is fabulous!  I would've never thought of using that for a corset but it works so well.
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009 07:13:20 PM »

Beautiful beautiful beautiful.
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009 09:35:58 PM »

Great job and great choice of fabric.  Very cool!

It reminds me of yakuza tattoos!
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009 11:14:49 PM »

Gorgeous!  It looks like truly professional work, I would never have guessed it was your first one!
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« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2009 07:26:31 AM »

I only recently discovered Alexander Henry, but his fabric is so awesome. I would never have thought to make it a corset- such a great idea.
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