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1  Last batch of corsets in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Costurasdeacero on: October 04, 2012 09:28:38 AM
Hello all!

I finished a couple of corsets by the end of summer and haven't shared them yet! So here you go. The first one I finished I got the pattern through a corsetmakers website thanks to a lovely member who traced it from a very old patent. Suprisingly I havent' made an entirely black corset yet so black was the way to go!

It was a kind of tricky corset, as all the pieces were creatively shaped and not only the front heart shape. I got lucky with an amateur photographer I know and we made a photoshoot with this corset and others I've shown here before. As I said I got lucky because being an all black item there was no way I could take decent pictures of it! I used thinner boning in this one -and the ones I will show you in a bit- and I am still pondering which boning I like best. I can't quite remember how many bones I used in this one, but as I used double side interfacing I got to make this pretty light. I've traveled with it and it weights next to nothing! It's a lovely pattern but it takes so many hours so unless comissioned I'm afraid I won't be making any other from it soon.

I talk about the process of this corset in this entry in my blog and also about the patent search engine where many other corset patterns are waiting to be used  Cheesy http://costurasdeacero.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/google-patent-search-engine.html

The next two corsets are somewhat coordinated from two colorways of the same patterned fabric I got last year in Japan. It's a lovely cotton that's pretty sturdy, probably meant for quilts and both of them looked just perfect with the same Sand kona cotton I used for the binding. The black one is my standard underbust pattern only a size bigger than mine since I wanted to make it for sale. Thankfully I got enough fabric left for another one as I quite like it with that dress  Smiley

(yes, I feel silly looking at the camera when I'm using the self timer...)

I got the lining fabric thanks to a swap here on Craftster and I love it! it's pretty thick for corsets and stands up to sweat.

And finally! (phew!) this one it's an experiment, it's called a waist cincher, and got it adapting the underbust pattern and joining the front two pieces to get rid off the front busk as it is a bit too short for that. But because it's short it takes no time at all to lace it at the back so it's okay! it was great making this one since it was such a quick one against all the other ones I make. The only tricky part was cutting the boning so short, but I got the hang of it pretty quick.

Sadly, I didn't get action pictures but if I do I will post them!

Thank you for reading through all of this and hope you like them. C&C is very welcomed!
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2  Ethnic bib collars in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Costurasdeacero on: August 04, 2012 08:35:41 AM
Hello everyone!

I usually make mostly clothes -and corsets- so it's not usual to find me in this part of Crafster, but I've been playing with my fabric lately and I ended up doing some bib collars. Some time ago I drafted a pattern for a neck corset -or posture collar- and while I loved it I wanted to me something more suitable for daily wear.

When I cut down my patterns I realized I could do these collars in just one piece, although it uses 3 layers of fabric for stability as the prototype had been a little bit flimsy. I have more ideas for these so I hope people like them  Cheesy

This is the back for these, I put a short lacing I had on hand but they will have longer laces so they can be put on comfortably. I love those grommets, they're high quality, and the same I use for corsetry so you don't even notice them in your neck!

And that's all for today! I really hope you like them, comments and criticism are of course welcomed! I've also blogged about them here, both in English and Spanish http://www.costurasdeacero.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/collares-y-nuevo-diseno-bib-collars-and.html would love to find you there too!  Smiley

Have a nice day~
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3  Black hooded dress for my green corset in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Costurasdeacero on: May 21, 2012 03:31:21 AM
Hello everyone again!

On saturday I finished a black dress I made from very old patterns from when I was studying at Fashion school. By the time I tried it on, even before sewing details and the hood I realized it was going to look perfect with the corset I posted previously here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406052.msg4784305#msg4784305

Sadly you don't get to see too many details as it's black and I didn't have very good light, the dress has pockets on the sides that go from front to back with edges in satin as well as the neckline. My favourite part is definitely the hood, I made it big enough so when I put it down it looks like a small capelet  Smiley

There's more info about the dress and patterning process on my entry blog: http://costurasdeacero.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/reciclando-patrones-reusing-old.html

Thank you for looking!
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4  Yet another corset! sweet overbust this time in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Costurasdeacero on: April 28, 2012 09:57:40 AM
Hello again!

Some weeks ago I finished a green underbust corset for myself, I was so happy with the fit of the pattern I had made I had no choice but to keep using it! That's why I decided to elongate the pattern to get an overbust corset, as I rather like them overbust. I had to make a couple of mock ups -which I didn't take pictures of- sorry! but after drafting a bra cup pattern I joined them both and got this!

I titled this one Nara because of the fabric. It was a 1 yard piece I got from the retail box at a store in Tokyo last year and had been unable to chop until now. Thankfully I have enough for another corset if anyone ever wants it! Anyway, just as I was cutting it I noticed in the selvage that the fabric had been made in Nara, which is another Japanese city and one of my favourites as well. Now I carry a bit of a lovely country with me whenever I wear this corset!

Binding was made with Kona Cotton in Sand, these cottons work so well for corsets actually! I also used it to reinforce the fashion fabric as it was too thin. The purple bow is repurposed from an item I bought at a local handmade store.
There are 22 bones hiding in there, both Flat and Spiral steel as well as 22 grommets in the back. Cutting all that boning might look tedious but it's actually quite relaxing. I think that's why I love making corsets  Grin

And that's all for today! I have a bit more info at my new blog and a process picture. If you want to take a look here's the link to the entry: http://costurasdeacero.blogspot.com.es/2012/04/hola-de-nuevo-aunque-normalmente-pasa.html

Thanks a lot for looking! <3
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5  Underbust corset [from selfmade pattern] in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Costurasdeacero on: March 23, 2012 03:06:29 PM

Hi all!

I haven't posted a project in a really long time; however I've been working on a corset patterning. This is not the first corset I finish but it is the first one I pattern myself completely from scratch (I had been mixing patterns and altering them before) and also the first one that gives me proper reduction.

Fabric came from the lovely member Zilamonster as she sent both the green cotton and the lining in the Givers & Needers Round 10 swap. I had just enough green fabric for this corset! It was actually intended to be an overbust but I had not enough for the bust pieces. It was good because I actually love it just like this!

Corset has 3 layers, fashion fabric, lining fabric and a heavy artist canvas in the middle for strength and stability. Has a 10'' busk and 14 steel bones, both spiral and flat ones. It's then a really light corset and very comfortable (I show you here an action picture) I took it to party for a couple of hours and had no problems at all! I'm so glad because I'm still not that used to wearing corsets  Grin

And here I give you a couple of process pictures as well as one of the steels used. I hope you like it! Of course, CC it's always appreciated  Wink

Once again, thank you for looking!!
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6  Re: Givers and needers R10 The Great Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Costurasdeacero on: October 31, 2011 01:39:12 PM
Received from Zilamonster! actually received a week ago but the package was waiting for me at PO and I was sick  Undecided but now I'm better! perfect for finishing my thank you items for her and Idlersdesign. You girls have been so generous, I'm so so grateful! And now, pics!

Fabric, lots and lots of fabric! there was a box with some very big pieces, and another with a lot of beautiful scraps~ I love all the greens and blues  Grin and a bag full of embroidery thread.

A lot of stuff! many tiny zippers (we don't get them this tiny here so this is perfect!), many beads which will come in handy for x-mas presents and notions for jewerly including pretty coloured leather cord <3, and lots of pretty vintage buttons!

Sorry about my pics! it's dark outside and hard to get them to look better, they don't do all that fabric justice. Thank you sooo much!

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7  Re: Givers and needers R10 The Great Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by Costurasdeacero on: October 11, 2011 10:20:28 AM
Today I was sick in bed when postman came with a package full of sewing supplies from IdlersDesign!!

There are big (really big!) pieces of fabric and scraps, mostly in pretty green~ there's also trims, ribbons, lace and a lot of zippers! she also included pretty button earrings and a bias maker, which I totally needed. Finally there's embroidery thread and a pattern that I will try soon, it's my favourite style  Grin

We agreed on sending something local, and she sent me chocolate! L shaped like the first letter of my name! I already took a bite and it's delicious. You can see here the cute postcard she sent, with HK dressed in traditional clothes!

Thank you sooo much IdlersDesign!! You made my day and everything you sent will be used for sure. Your thank you item is almost finished, as soon as I get better I will finish it and send it your way  Smiley
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8  Re: Giant Multi-Theme Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Costurasdeacero on: September 19, 2011 11:05:59 AM
I'm sooo glad lunaholic likes everything! It made my Monday!  Grin
As promised, here's an action pic, I actually wore this yesterday  Smiley boyfriend said he likes the bolero!

Bolero, bracelet and earrings crafted by lunaholic and shirt painted by her too~~
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9  Re: Giant Multi-Theme Round 3 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Costurasdeacero on: September 16, 2011 09:56:11 AM
More pics to add to the awesomeness we already have around here!  Grin Excuse me in advance since I couldn't find my camera cord I had to use my cell phone...

Steampunk theme

The cutest box! scarf, brooch and necklace! I included the card she sent me because it's so pretty too~

Tea & Rock (and be warm!)

Mug cozy, slouchy beret <3, guitar necklace, clef earrings! and the most awesome bolero ever. I'm totally adding an action picture later on so you can see how good it looks!


A flower patterned neck warmer, arm warmers, sets of cute yarn flowers, two awesome necklaces! (I love necklaces, can you tell? xD they weren't too many at all lunaholic!!).


Awesome frame! even more awesome anchor t-shirt! earrings and shell hair clip. The anchor bookmark was in an extra package but I included it here Cheesy


Another frame! (I seriously need to put pics on these or else my sister will steal them!), a deer shirt which I toootally love!, crochet and leather belt with a matching bracelet and another bracelet that fit perfectly, I have teeeny wrists so this is always difficult.


Lunaholic went above and beyond as you can see, she decorated a cute bag, sent a candle bird holder, a cute felt and wire bird, wood flower and butterflies stickers, the cutest bee clip ever, an squirrel brooch... etc! if anyone wants close ups tell me!


This guy was at the botton of the box awwww I have the perfect space for him in my bass and ampli corner  Grin and then a a cute turtle pot holder which I forgot to put in a previous picture   Roll Eyes

See was I spoiled or not?? Thank you sooo much!! You sent so much stuff I totally feel like sending you another box!  Cheesy I looove everything! will come back with action pics for sure~~
Oh and there were some items that fit a couple of themes so I'm sure I have missmatched some of them when I took pictures... sorry!
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10  Re: Giant Multi-Theme Swap Round 3 ~Signups CLOSED! We are full!~Sendouts August 31~ in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by Costurasdeacero on: June 03, 2011 03:02:28 AM
I was going to spend a few hours crafting yesterday, after less than an hour this is what happened

and after that my machine decided not to work anymore....  Roll Eyes but I did work a liiittle!
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