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1  A Corset A Day Keeps The Recession Away!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lucifers angel on: July 01, 2009 01:25:29 PM
Hi all!!
Saw a gorgeous pinstripe underbust corset in the shops the other day, and after mooning over it for a while i realised that I couldnt afford it. (200euros eep!!) So instead I resolved to make my own, which cost about 10euros for materials and 10hours of slavelabour!!:) And got it finished that very day...without any unfortunate incidents this time, like me pinning it to myself, as happened with my previous corsetry attempt!

here it is worn over a top for decency!

And modelled by my pillow..

The lace at the top isnt supposed to stick out at the sides, i think i must have sewed it on a little oddly! Also It was originally just supposed to be a plain underbust but then i decided to add odd sort of half-cups... and the lace was a wacky idea i had at 2am, after more than 9 hours of sewing in one day!!

and the back..

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2  Re: got an old pair of jeans you're just ITCHING to recon? JEAN-A-LONG ANYONE?? in Clothing Sewalongs by lucifers angel on: June 29, 2009 05:08:43 PM
edit ***** here is the latest jeandress!

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3  Re: Making Your Own Corset? in Clothing: Discussion and Questions by lucifers angel on: June 29, 2009 04:47:21 PM
Hi all! Have trawled through the whole 94 pages of corsetry! I know many people have said this before me, but thanks for all the great advice and discussion. Im now dying to make a new corset, have bought plastic and steel boning and gathered all the materials.

Ive made one corset before, a plastic boned fashion one. Heres a quick peeek!

Also heres a link to the actual post for more pics!

Ive had one major problem with it, I cut the pattern out fine, giving it extra length ad the bottom just in case, and yet it still ended up too short. I have no idea how I managed to do that!!! Any ideas/tips?  Although it could be because I basically made up the pattern, but am dreading this happening in future corsets..  And is there any good way to reinforce seams?

Also, one thing I learned form this project is NEVER use thin yet beautiful fashion materials for a corset, unless you plan to use iron-on interfacing ( I didnt! oops!) I have to lace it up a little loosely, as one of the seams has started splitting
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4  Little ''Dragon-Croset'' (TUTE NOW UP!!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lucifers angel on: June 29, 2009 04:44:59 PM
Okay, Ive finally gotten around to posting this. This is the first corset ive ever made, whose construction included 25 hours of sitting at my sewing machine, as well as countless sewing-related injuries! (including that one time I managed to pin the lining to my skin, owie!) It also turned out far shorter than id originally intended, although I had drafted the pattern to make it quite long. Am at a loss as to how I could have managed to do that, but am quite proud of the end result nevertheless! JJ

I found a gorgeous oriental material with dragons and phoenixes on it, which turned out to be a little too thin, and also frayed a good bit at the edges. I put in light plastic covered boning, so its not a proper waist-reducing corset, but more a fashion corset! If I tried tightlacing it would probably split its seams L

And the back

A picture of it in action, me and my friend out on a night on the town.

And finally my favourite pic of the back!J

Comments and advice greatly welcome, thanks for looking! Also, if any fellow craftsters are interested in a tutorial, please PM or comment, Id be happy to oblige!
*************************** EDIT *** TUTE!******

apologies if i explaint oo little or too much! and feel free to ask questions if you dont understand my mad ramblings! lol!

firstly you need to draft a pattern that would look something like this

Sorry i cant be of more help with drafting the pattern, what i did was use the help of an existing corset and just made the rest of it up, then fitted it to myself later! So dont worry if you feel the pattern you draft mite be slightly off.. U also need two materials, a outer pretty one and a thicker lining one. whatever you do dont use thin fashion materials or stretchy ones, it doesnt work with a corset!!

first you do the lining. Cut out the pieces of the above pattern twice, leaving seam allowance outside of the red lines, this is important to leave at least two inches in case you have to modify it a little. . Then sew the adjacent seams together, after which you should have something like this..

Note that in the photo I have already sew on the boning, but before you sew that in, make sure to fit it to urself and see if you need to modify any of the seams a little.

The boning I used was plastic covered in a material sleeve, which i sewed right onto four of the seams of the lining. (see above pics for placement!)

Then get your second material for the outer layer. Lay the pieces of the pattern out onto it then cut out twice

Sew all the pieces together in the same way that you did with the lining pieces. Once youve finished, lay the outer layer on top of the bottom layer, and turn under the top and bottom of the corset, then sew over the turned up bit.

Do the same with the back. I made loops from satin ribbon to hold th lacing at the back, and sewed them onto the lining at regular intervals..
and then i laced it up with satin ribbon.

And voila, we have a corset!:) hope all of that made sense to you!!!
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5  Re: MY CORSETED DEBS DRESS! ***edit**** new pics in action and of the back in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by lucifers angel on: June 16, 2009 07:06:52 AM

Ive finally gotten around to taking a photo of the back, about a year later!!
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6  FROM BEDSHEET TO ''GRECIAN GODDESS'' DRESS in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lucifers angel on: June 16, 2009 06:57:42 AM

I decided to go as Gorgo from the movie '300' for Halloween last year.The problem was, I couldnt find the right colour of material, so armed with a bedsheet and lots of gold braid, I decided to make the best of it. I ended up with something that resembled a roman toga more than Gorgo's dress (see here)

 Everyone kept thinking I had dressed as a Grecian Goddess, and even though I had to keep explaining that it was supposed to be Queen Gorgo, I decided to just take it as an odd compliment! lol! Smiley


and the back:

thanks for looking! Smiley
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7  KIDDIE TROUSERS TO HAREM PANTS!! (Also 2 top alterations!!) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lucifers angel on: June 16, 2009 06:38:09 AM
****edit****  i have been informed that these are not in fact harem pants but knickerboxers! now we all know!:)Smiley

this is the final result:


A few days ago I found these hideous capri trousers lurking in the back of my wardrobe, which i havent worn since I was about fourteen. Needless to say, theyre pretty unflattering, as well as making me look like a shortie!:P

So I cut off the bottom of each trouser leg and sewed it back on, except tighter, making my very own pair of harem pants..

the detail at the bottom:

I also altered the halter top. I have no before-photo but basically all I did was make it more fitted.

*****************************"SECOND TOP********************

yet again I forgot to take a 'before' photo, but it was made from my brothers old t-shirt that had vertical stripes goin all the way down..

Feel free to comment Smiley
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8  JEANDRESS NUMBER TWO!!!(with link to TUTE) in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by lucifers angel on: June 15, 2009 02:25:06 PM
Ive finally had time to upload photos of a dress I made a few months ago, using the same technique as in Jeandress Number One.

t was made from an Extra-Small sized pair of stretch jeans that i found in a bargain-bin for 2euro, because the zip was broken. The fabric was lovely to work with, but what I didnt realise when I started sewing was how LITTLE material there actually was!! I am certainly NOT sized X-S, so it basically took every last scrap of the jeans to make a semi-decent dress! Lol and it still turned out a little bit too short for my liking!

heres the back:

And a close-up of the front:

I loved the embroidery on the front pockets Smiley

********************* LINK TO TUTORIAL************************


************************JOIN MY JEAN-A-LONG!!!**********************


Feel free to comment Smiley
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9  Lonely Dolly in More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works by lucifers angel on: July 04, 2008 03:42:30 PM
I havent used the Photoshop in a while, so I decided to try and make a pretty picture for my best friend!:)

I was looking through my camera after a hilarious 'photo shoot' at said friends house (dont ask! Tongue) and found the perfect picture to photoshop the hell out of!!

I was aiming to make my friend look like a doll, but not  sure if it worked too well..any ideas on anything else that could be done to help?
And does anyone think that the picture is just a little too dark/ has too many shadows; would brightening it be better?

thanks for looking!
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10  Re: got an old pair of jeans you're just ITCHING to recon? JEAN-A-LONG ANYONE?? in Clothing Sewalongs by lucifers angel on: June 16, 2008 03:13:49 PM
oh yes and heres a pic of what i came up with...

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