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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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