A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Curious if a project is for sale, or if someone wants to do a private swap with you?  Please Personal Message the member rather than posting on the thread.
Total Members: 299,146
Currently Running With Scissors:
591 Guests and 20 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Finally! My first corset  (Read 3119 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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...boning, 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. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
StacyCK
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009 07:33:53 PM »

Great job and great choice of fabric.  Very cool!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Cherry Bomb!
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb!
Offline Offline

Posts: 243
Joined: 11-Feb-2008

I didn't do it!


View Profile WWW
« 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. ^_^
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Which voice in your head should you keep alive?
The_ChiHa
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009 07:41:54 PM »

This looks awesome! I want one!! Where'd you take the class?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
shadowsforsale
Offline Offline

Posts: 121
Joined: 30-Jun-2007

With enough caffeine, I could rule the world..


View Profile WWW
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

For a dreamer night's the only time of day
http://dragcave.net/image/oUlr.gif
plummy
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm looking to trade for kawaii Japanese fabric or cabochons!  PM me if you're interested!

Visit my etsy shop!   Cute girly clothing and accessories!  bydanalynn.etsy.com
Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 6595
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

~my blog~ - DON'T READ IF YOU ARE IN A SWAP WITH ME AND DON'T WANT A SPOILER!!!!  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
~my pinterest~
craftymary
« 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. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Lizlo
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009 12:06:35 PM »

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

Wow. That is stunning - I LOVE the fabric!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Birchbox July 2014: Sneak Peek Part 2
How to Simplify Your Summer Beauty Routine
Summer Beauty Bag Essentials
How to Choose Makeup Brushes
How to Fix Polish Stained Nails
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift
Handmade Gift Ideas: Mini Book Jewelry

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.