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Topic: Making Your Own Corset?  (Read 230631 times)
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thixle
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2003 01:52:31 PM »

Historical/ Period Pattern reviews!
The Great Pattern Review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/index.html

Oh, I found this one too- I think I could draft my own pattern for the *male* corset with these instructions because it doesn't have bust gores and I can use lacing on the front:  www.waisted.com (It starts with a duct tape model of the body. You draft the pattern from that.)

Can you tell I'm a research junkie?
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2003 08:26:57 PM »

i don't know if you need/want this but i found this corset generator site awhile ago:

http://costume.dm.net/custompat/index.html

you put in your measurements & it creates a pattern for you.

also, here's a general elizabethan corset page:

http://costume.dm.net/corsets/index.html
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2003 04:13:01 AM »

wow cool links!

cheers Grin
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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2003 02:37:13 PM »

I need to check out that corset generator!

I HAVE heard of people having metal boning rust, but those corsets were washed. If you don't intend to wash yours, shouldn't be a problem.

I'm surprised no one mentioned cable ties. You can get them from your local hardware store or home depot, and quite a few people I know aroudn here prefer them over any other kind of boning.
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2003 04:35:27 PM »

by cable ties, do you just mean the little things that you pull and you pull into a circle and can't pull them back apart?
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thixle
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2003 09:12:42 PM »

Wooo-Hooo! School is out and I've started the corset! The lining is almost done! I'll post a few pics as soon as I get batteries for the camera!

ctm-- Those are the ones. They come in all different sizes, but I haven't been to the hardware store to check it out...
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« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2003 02:41:03 AM »

i've never heard of people using cable ties... makes sense though, they're cheap and easy to buy...

i'm just wondering if maybe they're a bit thin?
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thixle
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2003 02:04:28 PM »

Here is the duct tape I used to make the pattern (I couldn't bring myself to be mean enough to show him wearing it!):


Here is the paper pattern:


Here is the inside lining, with the seams pressed open:


Here is the outside:


I took pics of half of it, though the other half is done...
Debzy-- I've done all this by hand! The sewing machine has not materialized yet... But I'm having a blast!
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« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2003 05:44:48 PM »

To answer CTM's question... just go to Home Depot and look for them, they come in a bag marked "cable ties." I BELIEVE you have the right thing in mind, but I'm not sure.

I think they probably come in different widths/thicknesses, because housebuilders would need bigger cable ties than your average person stringing cable through their living room... I think... but I do know plenty of people who have used them, and they seemed pretty happy.
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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2003 03:40:25 AM »

go thixle! go thixle!
hehe it's looking great! and thats so cool that you're enjoying it  Grin

i've decided i'm going to make one of those simplicity pattern corsets in the new year. i've had the patterns for far too long and not done anything with them!
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