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11  corset and bolero (loads of pics) updated with pics of wedding in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: January 01, 2010 01:44:33 PM
The wedding was wonderful Smiley

I'm getting married in May (yay Smiley) )

And I decided to make my own dress. Well, not actually a dress, but corset and skirt.
I looked at many dresses, but did not see any that was 'it'. Plus, I'm not a couture seamstress, so something simple would be best.
I started with looking for red fabric, and found this gorgeous raw silk. It already had an interesting structure, so further embellishments were not necessary.
I based the pattern on a previous corset I made, but made the front and back higher. Here are some pics of the process:

When the corset was practically done, I tried it on and took some pictures. I was very pleased. It gave my bust the exact uplift that I wanted :p
But when I saw my back on the pictures I panicked. My top backfat was bulging over the top when I stood up nicely straight. Not what I want to see on my weddingpictures.
And Im more the skinny type, so its not something that would get solved by losing a couple of pounds .. .
So I decided to make a bolero. I did not want to compromise the design of the corset with the pointy fronts, so I made the bolero with this in mind. Im very pleased  Smiley
Of course I couldnt ask my fiance to take pictures so,  I had to put the camera on a stack of books to take pics of the back .

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12  colourful Lingerie set in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: December 12, 2009 10:50:33 AM

Worked on this last weekend. I stitched 2 pieces of  padding (Laminat from elangeria http://www.elingeria.de/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=331) together with a zigzag (flat, without seam ) and then covered it with fabric. I only had to  make a little pleat in the fabric.
I think it turned out rather nice Smiley
Of course I managed to cut a little hole in the top fabric of the bra when cutting off loose threads. So I stitched a heart on top of it.

i made the pattern by covering an old bra that was a little too small with the padding material.
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13  2 jersey dressses and lingerie in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: July 28, 2009 01:58:10 PM
Jersey is a lot of fun to work with, cause it goes so fast with a serger Smiley

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14  bikini haltertop in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: May 31, 2009 11:17:53 AM
Since summer is almost there  Grin

I made this yesterday out of blue lycra and some black net fabric. No commercial pattern used

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15  Turqoise lingerie set in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: January 10, 2009 04:40:33 PM
Made this today. It's far from perfect, but I love it anyway  Grin

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16  Dressform - an experiment in Completed Projects by Grave_13 on: December 29, 2008 02:10:50 PM

I have been working on the a dressform. My first attempt was a variation of the duct tape one with the intention to remove the tape afterwards. I taped too tightly and didn't reinforce it enough, and the foam expanded on places it shouldn't. It looked horrible.

But I didn't wanted to just throw it away, so i thought of using it as a filling for a pattern based form.
I went through another taping session. This time I used sarran? wrap and regular packing tape. It didn't have to be strong, cause i would cut it into pattern pieces.

I cut away stuff on the original form and added padding where i thought it needed it. I used regular polyfilling and fleece. Some seams I had to sew by hand on the doll after pulling the patternform over it.

 But the bust wasn't padded enough so i used an old preformed bra for this.

Afterwards i covered the whole thing with a stretchy jersey.


testing it with a bra  Grin

What do you think?
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17  Wintercoat for my bf *updated with a pic of him wearing it* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: December 22, 2008 09:02:16 AM
I hope he'll like what he finds

updated : He likes his coat  Grin

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18  Oriental fabric top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: November 10, 2008 12:52:42 PM
A top for my sis, made of a colourful and not easy to work with fabric. The fabric had bands on the bottom and top. But she wanted it to be at the bustline, so that took some cutting and sewing.
She is very happy with it Smiley

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19  black corset in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: August 31, 2008 01:16:40 AM
I finished these a while ago, but never got to posting pics.
The first corset is an overbust made for a friend in black satin.
The second is an underbust in black cotton twill. Both corsets have metal boning and spring steel boning.

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20  tule + ribbons = skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Grave_13 on: June 29, 2007 11:49:37 AM
I finished this today. It's not very difficult to make, but it is a lot of work.

The girl i made it for wanted it not too wide, so there are only 2 layers of tule.
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