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« on: July 25, 2010 06:12:39 PM »

This corset/skirt combo was made from 3 old pairs of jeans and some old lace...

It was originally a mock-up corset since you aren't supposed to use denim for corsets but I liked the way it looked so I kept going and ended up with this...





When it was still a mock-up I made just to get the fit for the real thing right...



I do wish I had put in more grommets


I liked it so I played around with some appliques I had....



I loved it so added 22 spiral bones and ended up with this





Then I had nothing to go with it so made this somewhat gibbous? inspired skirt....





Trying out this idea i've had with a completely exposed zipper...i'm happy with it


and finally, my cat decided to join in on the fun  Cheesy





So what do you think'? worth keeping the mock up?  now I still have to make the real 3 layer corset out of proper fabric  Grin

comments and questions welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010 06:36:17 PM »

The corset is so beautiful! I love the lace that floats near the neck...
And with the skirt?
Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010 07:29:33 PM »

Wow, fantastic job! I love how just playing around with stuff tends to work out. It looks beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010 07:58:38 PM »

Definitely worth keeping . . . it looks great!

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010 08:10:35 PM »

Looks fantastic! I love all the detail Smiley
Very nice work.
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010 09:28:57 PM »

this is fantastic! It's different and classy (despite being made from jeans, which is unexpected) and i'd imagine comfortable if the jeans you used were a bit stretchy Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2010 10:10:32 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010 12:10:07 AM »

"since you aren't supposed to use denim for corsets"

Forget what you aren't supposed to do... That is gorgeous! 

I love the denim and white lace together. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010 12:31:05 AM »

1) KITTY! (yes, I have a kitty fetish. Grin I do not deny.)

2) That corset is flippin gorgeous! I probably wouldn't be able to make anything like that before I die. Lol. The lace goes perfectly! I love it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010 02:29:53 AM »

I love it!!!
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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010 06:57:54 AM »

I love this outfit so much!  The bodice is absolutely gorgeous - I love the appliques.
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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2010 07:04:14 AM »

Don't understand how this is a fail... Because it looks terrific! I have never heard not to make corsets from denim... I have a mock up underbust I made from denim (though it doesn't look as good as yours, probably because it's stretch denim).

For the lacing, you might try something with a little more grip than satin ribbon, and either use 2 pieces of lacing, one lacing from the top, and the other from the bottom, with bows in the middle, or spiral lacing, and I think it will work with the number of holes you have.

Also wanted to mention we have a new kitten that looks a lot like a mini version of your cat!
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2010 10:59:05 AM »

WOW--that corset is amazing! did you use a pattern, or the pattern generator, or make your own? i love love love it! please do share Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2010 12:14:00 PM »

Thanks for the comments everyone! I appreciate it, only my second corset.... to do it you really need very limited sewing skills, just a lot of patience and creative problem solving Wink

And the only reason I call it a "fail" is because it was a fail at making a mock-up corset since it turned into an actual "piece" Cheesy

WOW--that corset is amazing! did you use a pattern, or the pattern generator, or make your own? i love love love it! please do share Smiley

Sure!
I used a modified pattern.  Based on the laughing moon "Silverado"

http://www.lafnmoon.com/victunder.htm

My first corset pictured here

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314588.0 was made using the laughing moon Dore pattern, pretty much unmodified pieces.

 Both patterns are great, VERY clear instructions for a beginner.

I buy all my supplies here and originally bought a corset "kit" for my first one.
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/

So far both my corsets have been 2 layer.  The Leafs one just used plastic bones and lacing tape, but for this one I used spiral steel bones and grommets.  Since they are more fashion then function (yet still give a nice shape) I don't worry too too much about that stuff, but the bones do make a huge difference.

If anyone has any questions I'll try to answer them!
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010 12:26:35 PM »

Don't understand how this is a fail... Because it looks terrific! I have never heard not to make corsets from denim... I have a mock up underbust I made from denim (though it doesn't look as good as yours, probably because it's stretch denim).

For the lacing, you might try something with a little more grip than satin ribbon, and either use 2 pieces of lacing, one lacing from the top, and the other from the bottom, with bows in the middle, or spiral lacing, and I think it will work with the number of holes you have.

Also wanted to mention we have a new kitten that looks a lot like a mini version of your cat!

I always wondered how people got bows in the middle! two piece of lacing! genius, I will def. try that!  Thanks for the advice!!!

Also, I love tuxedo cats, they rule  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2010 01:15:07 PM »

And the only reason I call it a "fail" is because it was a fail at making a mock-up corset since it turned into an actual "piece" Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010 04:46:12 PM »

This fail is fantastic! I was thinking of making a mock up of that same pattern in denim (since I have quite a few pairs of jeans donated to my craft room) but I don't think it could be any better than your little creation. I love the skirt it looks adorable together!
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010 06:57:49 PM »

Amazing, love the appliques on it!
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2010 01:17:31 AM »

WOW! I wish I could make my finished pieces look as good as yout mock up!
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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2010 12:53:15 PM »

Love it! looks great!
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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2010 10:30:15 PM »

*This ROCKS!*  Just so you know  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010 05:41:36 AM »

This is fantastically beautiful! The design is well done, and the lace aplique is a great idea, and the lace around the neck is very unique.
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010 06:42:50 AM »

I love it! That's really gorgeous. How is the lace at the neck attached?
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2010 01:36:32 PM »

Thanks for the kind words everyone, it's so sweet  Grin

I love it! That's really gorgeous. How is the lace at the neck attached?

I turned all the appliques upside down and inverted on my dress form and put everything backwards to how I wanted it, and flipped over the choker, then hot glued string from the chocker, across the back of the appliques and then finally to the corset.  It was a slow painful process, but it's sturdy and they stay put in the right spot no matter what I do!
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2010 06:42:54 AM »

That's one sexy outfit!
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2010 07:21:30 AM »

This is beautiful.  You did such a great job.  I especially like the lace appliques.
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2010 08:04:02 AM »

 Smiley Wow! this is a beautiful outfit!! Great job.
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2010 08:20:56 PM »

I think it's gorgeous - and who cares what you aren't supposed to do, eh?
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2010 10:22:00 PM »

Good job ! That is so amazing !
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« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2010 12:32:14 AM »

Wow! It looks fantastic and the fit of the corset in the bust area looks perfect.
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« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2010 11:44:01 AM »

wow  Shocked words can not express how much I like this .. its very very awesome and I adore how you used the appliques in such a unique way
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