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Topic: Roethke adapted overbust corset *tute*edit 08.03.07  (Read 14166 times)
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« on: February 14, 2007 11:49:35 AM »

I just got a sewing machine! So obviously what you do first is attempt to draft your own patterns for a corset and a pencil skirt- skirt first, I'm not that stupid (well that's your own opinion apparently)  as to try a corset with no machine experience! So I already tried hand sewing this amazing thing https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=122286.0 before Christmas and saw no-one had figured how to adapt it in to an over bust so I decided to have a bash, its not the best but quite good for a trail run, and the pattern will be easily remedied!


Comments, compliments, crits or questions welcome!=]

*edited 08.03.07 after third one I made- much better attempt I think lol. Will show ya all eventually =]*
For the pattern:

1) Take your measurements ( there is a lot of them but you need them)

True Waist,
Just below ribcage,
Just below bust (where the back band of a bra would go)
Largest part of bust,
Where you want the top of the corset to lie,
And finally, everything vertically between, so from the top of the bust down to the largest part etc.

2) Round each horizontal measurement to the nearest inch,  and minus the amount of cinching you want, although I don't think anything more than 4 will hold very well. (minus from all horizontal measurements, you get the biggest cinching on the waist by tying it correctly.)

3) Draw a line the length of the largest measurement, probably bust,  and divide it in to 6. Draw a straight vertical line on each mark. [ a]

   I suggest using this order, however it is important that you use the largest part even if its not the bust for step 3. Bust, above the bust, below the bust,  ribcage,  waist, hips.

4) Take the measurement that you took between the line you just drew, and the next horizontal measurement, i.e.  2.5 between largest part of bust and top of corset, and mark this on to the vertical lines.[.b]

5) Divide the next horizontal measurement by 8, take this away from the first horizontal measurement, now divide the difference by 16.  
6) Mark this measurement perpendicular from the points made in step 4[.b]. Join the marks to the places done on the line in step 3[a]. You ought to have 8 trapezium shapes.

7) If using the suggested order, extend the lines made in step 3 downwards [c]. Repeat steps 4 ,5&6 so you have 8 hexagons.

8 ) Extend a line downwards from [d] repeat 4-6. Continue like this until finished.

9) Draw the shape of the top and bottom edges then number them and finally cut out

To make:

1) Its best to use the layer method if you use the Roethke cola bottle recycling gurdness, but for the last one I did, I use cable ties and they be all skinny and lovely so you can attach them any way you want- unless you do the whole sweetheart bodice thing- then I would stick to layering , so get hold of a lining,  and cover fabric (outside bit) and maybe a base fabric .

2) Pin and cut all the pieces, make sure you pin and tack all the pieces in the right order.
3) Sew them together.

4) Attach boning via boning channels in this sort of shape (well for a sweet heart type bodice its easiest and looks best imho lol):
Or alternatavly, if using a straightish top, you can do what you like really!!!=]

5)  Lie the 3 completed layers like this; lining- face up, cover- face down, base. Tack and sew.

6) Finish the raw edges and add eyelets.

7) Tie like this to ensure balanced cinching:  http://www.waspcreations.com/howtol.htm

Any questions just ask, I've never done this before so its probably not much help+ I don't know what I'm talking about, but I tried =]
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007 11:54:03 AM »

Wow! Great job, especially for someone just learning. Smiley You'd have to be more daring than I to wear a skirt with a slit up the back, but it looks great on you. Keep it up!

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007 12:03:28 PM »

Wow! Great job, especially for someone just learning. Smiley You'd have to be more daring than I to wear a skirt with a slit up the back, but it looks great on you. Keep it up!
  Thanks lol its about 6 sizes to tight but never mind ( sorry about my figure and bad skin. I didn't realise my face was on the pics lol)
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007 12:11:54 PM »

ohh I love it the corset is really cool and I like the lacy detail .. but I am especially in love with the skirt .. it is awesome ! and I love love love the tuley bottom

« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2007 06:45:05 PM »

Wow. Now i feel all insignificant being a beginning sewer. Regardless, great job!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007 06:55:57 PM »

great job!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2007 12:29:19 AM »

The corset is very flattering, especially with the long front.  You're right, the skirt does look somewhat small... but great job overall!

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2007 03:16:12 AM »

Yay!! The corset looks freeking awesome!  I love the front, it looks great on you Smiley And the skirt is so cute, i love the frill at the bottom ^__^
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007 08:21:25 AM »

Congrats on the machine work! But aren't pencil skirts supposed to be tight? Smiley

Great job on the corset. I'd like to know (even roughly) how you adapted it to an overbust pattern.

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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2007 08:25:50 AM »

I love overbust corsets so much!

How long did it take you to make it? I've been eyeing that tutorial for a while now, but I'm scared.

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