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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Last batch of corsets on: October 11, 2012 10:40:28 AM
Thank you girls!!

I do use steel boning, I see my friends complaining about plastic boning all the time, not only it may snap but it's also uncomfortable.

Indeed I have to be very careful when sewing so I don't break any needle. I've been sucessfull so far! thanks to my zipper foot  Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Last batch of corsets on: October 06, 2012 11:23:15 AM
Thank you so much!! Cheesy
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Last batch of corsets 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!
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Ethnic bib collars 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~
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black hooded dress for my green corset on: May 26, 2012 09:23:27 AM
hahaha thank you!  Cheesy
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Black hooded dress for my green corset on: May 21, 2012 06:52:50 AM
Thank you so much for your comments!  Cheesy
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Black hooded dress for my green corset 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!
8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet another corset! sweet overbust this time on: May 21, 2012 03:21:06 AM
Thank you girls!  Grin
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet another corset! sweet overbust this time on: May 13, 2012 10:43:02 AM
Thank you so much!

I thought the combination of patterns wouldn't work so well and somehow I was wrong, still needs a lot of changes, but they're only noticeable for me  Wink
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Yet another corset! sweet overbust this time on: May 06, 2012 04:00:36 AM
Oh my bad!! that's 22 bones! I wonder how I ended up writing 40, I will fix it now. I put a bone in every seam, and two at the grommets in the back per each side, in this one since I'm busty I put two bones in each of the two front pieces instead of just one.
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