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« on: March 16, 2004 07:05:04 PM »

So I tried my hand at coreseting and I thing I got decent results. I used the civil war pattern from simplicity wich I made longer and I had to make considerably smaller at the bust since I'm so small-chested.
It has a front busk and back lacing.
It's made out of linen that I got at 75% off.
The corset supplies I got off a canadian-based online shop for aproximately 30$ CAD. And the eyelets I got for free from my aunt (but they will need superglue because 2 are falling off).

http://eleves_tim.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca/e0133123/photos/corset_dev.jpg
http://eleves_tim.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca/e0133123/photos/corset_arr.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004 07:28:43 PM »

that's hot! I am a little befuddled by the construction of the front. how did you modify it?
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Miss Morbus
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004 07:29:16 PM »

it looks really good!!  i want to try to make a corset, but i just havent gotten the guts to do it yet.  was it very hard?  i think i know what site you are talking about, i just ordered some stuff from them last night for making garters.  
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004 08:11:05 PM »

I am really impressed! It looks professional, and you could wear it just as a top because of the color. Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2004 09:04:59 PM »

tht looks great.  =)  i really like the colors. Is that for garb? or for "street wear"  ?
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2004 09:08:56 PM »

very lovely.  Cheesy  I'm planning to make a corset for this summer for ren fairs.  how long did it take you to make, btw?
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2004 09:46:37 PM »

Wow, it's beautiful and fits you so well! Luscious green. Nice job.  What is the busk made of?

Hey Kategirl, I haven't forgotten about the contour-waist, cartridge-pleated ren fair skirt tutorial I promised you :)  Soon!

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2004 09:52:52 PM »

Hey Kategirl, I haven't forgotten about the contour-waist, cartridge-pleated ren fair skirt tutorial I promised you Smiley  Soon!

glad you remember!  I'd forgotten.  Grin  lol.  that kind of got put on the backburner for the next months and a half, so don't worry, you have lots of time.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2004 10:38:32 PM »

That came out great...especially for a first corset!  I haven't made one in ages, but I've been thinking about doing another one soon.  

The only tip I have for you is about the lacing.  Corsets are usually laced from the top down and the bottom up.  You should end up with long loops at the waistline.  This makes it easier to adjust tension and really cinch in the waist. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2004 08:38:15 AM »

thanks for all your good comments Smiley

making a corset isn't all that hard, it is time consuming though. And an extra pair of hands comes in handy for the adjustement.

Goddess:I made all the top parts of the pannels smaller so it could fit me and I adjusted them on my mock up so they would line up properly.

retrokitten: i know about the lace, I just haven't gotten around to cutting my lace in two and putting some new tips on Roll Eyes i'm so lazy.

TinySoapyBubbles: street wear baby, so everybody can look at me Wink
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