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Topic: Witchblade/The Darkness Comic Book Corset *IMAGE HEAVY*  (Read 10736 times)
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hamiltontankgirl
« on: May 03, 2010 07:07:26 AM »

So this is my second corset I've ever made. I currently make handbags/wallets/wrist cuffs out of comics and magazines, so it seems only fitting that I start making magazine/comic corsets!!




















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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010 07:28:33 AM »

That is so cool!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010 08:01:54 AM »

This is awesome! I wish I could wrap my head around how you do this. I have comics that I need to get rid of as they are just sitting around.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010 08:34:48 AM »

This is awesome! I wish I could wrap my head around how you do this. I have comics that I need to get rid of as they are just sitting around.

I used this pattern: http://cgi.ebay.ca/Simplicity-Pattern-2966-Womens-Corset-Tops-Size-6-12-/170473245311?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item27b0ff4a7f and adjusted it by simply adding clear adhesive vinyl on top of the magazine (in this case, comic) pattern pieces.

The above pattern doesn't call for any boning in the corset, but I wanted it to have more form and be more traditional than just a fashion piece, so it's been completely metal boned throughout. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010 08:45:45 AM »

Do you put the vinyl on the front and back of the pages? I'm surprised it doesn't kill your sewing machine Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010 09:20:35 AM »

Yeah how do you make the pages sew ready? It is so inspiring. sorry for the pun  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010 09:27:54 AM »

Totally awesome!!

Youve got some talent!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010 10:19:25 AM »

The pattern calls for a layer of interfacing which you fuse to the magazine pages (I actually didn't know you could iron interfacing to paper until now!)
After I did that, I covered the front of the magazine pieces with clear adhesive vinyl from the craft store and ironed the pieces again from the interfacing side (for fear of melting the vinyl) Turns out by ironing it again after putting on the vinyl it helps to adhere the vinyl and get rid of any bubbles etc...

It also helps to have the vinyl there to prevent the paper from tearing when you're sewing it. It doesn't seem to have damaged my sewing machine. I have sewn PVC before and this was by FAR easier to sew than PVC.

My only suggestion is to use craft store grade clear adhesive vinyl. I have clear adhesive drawer liners that I was considering using, but I was afraid they would be such crappy quality that it would melt at the mere SIGHT of my iron!
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010 11:51:46 AM »

this is really cool thanks for shareing , I wanna try something like this now
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« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010 12:03:49 PM »

Thanks violentjayne - I also just wanted to mention I love what you do, especially reconstructing tees. I've done my fair share of tee recons, but you seem to have more patience than I do at being successful. Wink
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