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« on: April 24, 2011 03:50:54 AM »

Last weekend I went to the Elf Fantasy Fair, in an outfit I (almost completely) made myself!


I made everything except for the bag, pasasol and the hoopskirt (the black skirt I did make)

For the corset I used Truly Victorian pattern 110 (1880 Late Victorian Corset)
I apologise for the lack of contrast between the corset and the background Wink

The top (chemise) and skirt I made a few years ago. I used Simplicity 9769 as a pattern for my chemise (very easy to follow instructions, and I love the end result!). For the Elf Fantasy Fair I added some lace to the sleeves.

(I find smiling in pictures difficult Tongue)

The skirt is self drafted. I love the flower brooches. I am thinking of adding lace to the skirt. Oh, and making a petticoat.

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Although there are a few things that I would do differently next time (like the bias binding, and I don't like the wrinkles), I am pretty proud of this corset. It is the second corset I made. I like the Truly Victorian pattern, but unfortunately the end result turned out a bit big in the hips, even though I made a mock-up Sad Ah well, now I know that for next time. I loved walking around in this ensemble, although I sometimes forgot that I needed more space because of the hoopskirt.Wink

I also wanted to show you my first corset I ever made, a Laughing Moon underbust:
I would recommend the pattern, but with alterations. If I would make it again I would lengthen it so that it would fit better over my hips.

Here's a picture of my chemise, hoopskirt and skirt together with my underbust corset.

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011 04:22:39 AM »

That's amazing and if the corset were black and all else red, it'd be just my colours!
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011 04:40:27 AM »

Ik vind het supermooi! Wink

I so wanted to go to the EFF. Maybe Arcen. You've done an awesome job! I like the colour choice, as well as the look of the outfit. Awesome work girl!

Oh, and I hope your skirt survived the mass. Two years ago, everyone seemed to step on my skirt Tongue.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011 05:43:16 AM »

Those corsets are beautiful!  Really great work.  The rest of the outfit is likewise lovely, but I am having trouble seeing anything but the corsets.
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011 06:01:03 AM »

Fantastic outfit that suits you perfectly.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011 06:30:15 AM »

omg you look so beautiful in that outfit,
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2011 01:09:24 PM »

Your outfit was awesome! I know, for I helped you get into the corset Wink Tongue. Sorry I stepped on your dress so much, but I had plenty of space walking behind you Cheesy
I think you did really wonderful work and I look forward to the next one(s). You go sis Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011 04:30:42 PM »

You look gorgeous! I wish there were fairs like that around my neck of the woods....maybe I will make an outfit just for fun Wink
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011 08:18:16 PM »

That looks so pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011 09:36:52 AM »

The costume is fantastic! Excellent work  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011 09:47:55 AM »

Great work! Everything is so pretty! I'd like to see more pics of the skirt because I love the details on it!
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011 05:27:21 PM »

Amazing job. Beautiful dress.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2011 05:36:17 PM »

that's incredible Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011 06:39:50 PM »

Lovely!
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2011 12:30:44 PM »

Very nice!  You have inspired me to try one of my own.  Are the laughing moon patterns relatively easy to follow?  I am thinking of trying the underbust one.  I hope that I can easily scale it up, as I am a rather *curvy* gal. 

I have a purchased corset that I love as I have fibromyalgia and it frequently leads to poor posture.  I would like more of them, however, prices are out of my range for a custom fit one.  But I have decent sewing skills, and making my own may be a possibility.
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2011 10:01:37 AM »

Love the outfit, especially the color choice, and like everyone else, I'm speechless about the corset!
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011 09:12:30 PM »

your hard work certainly paid off- the corset is amazing. and the last photo is particularly great  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2011 04:49:17 PM »

Beautiful work!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2011 08:22:45 AM »

Wow, I completely forgot about this thread! Whoops Wink Thank you very much for your comments!
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012 10:37:31 AM »

Lovely, you did beautiful work. Your whole outfit is lovely and looks fantastic on you. Great job!!
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