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« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2010 01:15:18 PM »

You're using Laughing Moon, right?  They mention that the "squish factor" varies person to person and you can't really predict it, so you may be one of the lucky people who squish well..  I got that pattern but I haven't actually gotten to making it yet, the only one I made was from the Simplicity pattern.  The instructions (for Laughing Moon) say that if you want the waist to be smaller, you should take it in just at the waist, rather than going down a size, because you want to cinch your waist, not your ribcage.

I have some Spider Man sheets I don't have any plans for, if you happen to want to do another superhero corset..  Grin

That is sweet!! I am not brave enough with my sewing skills to attempt a corset but you did an amazing job! Smiley
Actually I think corsets are really great for beginners, because it's a lot of detail and technique, but they're pretty small and use very little fabric.  So you can learn a lot and do a lot of sewing without "risking" much fabric.. it's a cheap way to gain experience.  Cool

Yes I am using the laughing moon pattern. I've been taking it down in whole size increments because my first attempt was too big all over and even going down another size I am squishy enough that i'm not concerned for my rib cage.
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« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2010 01:32:09 PM »

waaay awesome girlfriend!!! I would be super proud of myself if I were you! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2010 02:28:33 AM »

That is awesome on so many levels! The stripes really make it, so although you were insane to try, you were totally right.

I bought a steel boned corset (shhh, I was short on time, OK?) and did all the measurements you're supposed to to get the size. It arrives, I lace it, it meets first time, despite me ordering the one that would shrink me Undecided I think some people have floaty ribcages and that we're lucky enough to be able to boast we wear tiny corsets Wink

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« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2010 02:57:26 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #24 on: March 22, 2010 06:48:06 AM »

That is amazing and so lovely. I love the diagonal in the front. Great job.
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« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2010 08:23:49 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2010 08:24:55 AM »

That is AMAZING!!  You did a great job!!
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« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2010 01:46:17 PM »

I cannot even imagine how difficult it was to line up the stripes! Great work! It looks fabulous on you!  Wink
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« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2010 05:37:50 PM »

I cannot even imagine how difficult it was to line up the stripes! Great work! It looks fabulous on you!  Wink

Its funny how everyone seems to think the stripes lining up is a sign of my skill... I assure it was a sign of dumb luck. The determining factor of this fabric was that it was free so if i screwed up i could cut the corset apart and reuse the boning and busk. I did the diagonals just in  case i didn't screw it up. No one was more surprised than I when it looked good.
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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2010 12:16:19 PM »

I really love it..
and i really love the costume..
it looks awsome!!!!!!
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