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« on: April 25, 2010 09:13:15 AM »

Hi!

OK, I bought the corset super-cheap.  I've been sewing fake-flowers across the front (and idea I got from the brilliant corset done by Theperilouspopsicle  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=343245.0).  The skirt is two parts - a simple pair of bloomers.  The black top is 4 yards of fabric, in 2 pieces. The front half is a basic 1/2 circle skirt, about mid-shin length and tied up in front of the hips.  The back is basically a 3 yard-long rectangle, cinched up on the sides and randomly bustled up by hand on the back (by sewing the fabric to the two ribbons, decorated with flowers).  The black skirt secures with a ribbon - so no need for exact fitting / zippers.  The outfit is very comfy, and adjustable.

I think my next bustle will have an adjustable length - make it so the bustle can be let down into a wedding-gown like train, or ankle length, or knee length - all depending on how much you cinch it up.



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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010 09:36:32 AM »

very pretty- I really like the flowers on the back.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010 06:11:35 PM »

That looks great! Bloomers are an awesome idea - so comfy!
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010 03:54:30 AM »

Cute.
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010 03:55:53 AM »

Really nice one. I really like the colours and pattern on the corset. The up tied front is also a cool design.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010 01:55:48 PM »

Cute I really love the flowers Wink. I have to keep that idea in mind for my next skirt.
Thanks a lot.
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