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Tailte
« on: August 18, 2009 07:17:42 PM »


So I'm making a dress for a costume party/formal wear competition, and I needed to make a corset. Didn't really know where to start, so searched the web for helpful hints. After lots of searching, I got fragments of help. But I put them together and voila! My first (of many, many, many) corset.



(Please excuse the facial expression and hair, I just got up) It fits perfectly and its uber comfortable.



I was too lazy to add a modesty panel (its only a practice one, anyway) and I still need to do the binding. I hate binding. :/



The next one I make I'll add more boning so there are less wrinkles. I used plastic cable ties, so next time I'll use proper boning.



Woops, I didn't notice that loose thread. The next one I make will have a busk instead of just lacing.

Thanks for looking! And if anyone has any tips for binding I would be forever greatful.  Tongue
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Hadassah
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009 08:01:00 PM »

That looks really great for winging it! Superb!
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Tularosa
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009 08:08:14 PM »

Wow. You just whipped that up?? It looks awesome!
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Tailte
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009 08:54:25 PM »

Thanks! I forgot to mention, I made a rough pattern out of newspaper.
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009 01:20:42 AM »

woah you used cable ties instead of boning?! thats an awesome idea. Too bad i just went out and bought 5m of expensive boning Sad
I like how it looks with lacing at the front and the back. but is it hard to get on?
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009 02:40:30 AM »

woah you used cable ties instead of boning?! thats an awesome idea. Too bad i just went out and bought 5m of expensive boning Sad
I like how it looks with lacing at the front and the back. but is it hard to get on?

I've found the easiest way to get it on is take out the lacing in the front and then just put it back in again, it saves a lot of frustration trying to slip it over your head, or tying it up at the back.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009 10:16:56 PM »

it looks like you used skinny plastic cable ties which is probably why it's buckling. go to home depot or lowes and buy the really thick ones, i think they're between 1/4" and 1/2" wide. i've used them in corsets before and they worked pretty well.
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Tailte
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009 02:12:19 AM »

it looks like you used skinny plastic cable ties which is probably why it's buckling. go to home depot or lowes and buy the really thick ones, i think they're between 1/4" and 1/2" wide. i've used them in corsets before and they worked pretty well.

Thanks for the tip!
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