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« on: December 07, 2008 11:32:16 AM »

Thrift stores are a fantastic resource for leather scraps. I had some tie-dyed leather scraps left over from a discharge dyeing project back in university (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=204603.msg2183140#msg2183140) that I have basically been hanging on to forever because I couldn't think of what to do with them and didn't want to waste them. Also in my scrap bin were a pair of leather pants snagged from goodwill.

Then, a flash of inspiration struck and I came up with this. What's more rock and roll than leather pants? A leather corset!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/December2008071b.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/December2008063.jpg
I was also, of course inspired to have a silly photo shoot.

This is my first time working with leather and my second corset. All things considered I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I used Roethke's amazing tutorial and managed to finish the whole thing in an evening.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/December2008016.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/henabebe/December2008025.jpg
Annnd close ups.
I'm kind of poverty stricken right now and can't afford a grommet kit; so I ziggered holes for the addition of grommets in the future.

I've already worn it out to several drag shows and gotten some pretty fierce compliments. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008 12:06:34 PM »

Gorgeous!  I can't decide which side I like best. 


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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008 02:35:34 PM »

I read your title and thought 'woo hoo - leather corset' but I have to say I actually find the print side really striking. On the third photo the lines in the pattern on the front echo/exaggerate the curve of the corset - no idea if this was purposely placed or just serendipidy but it's a great effect nonetheless.

As to the boob issue, believe me, they are looking mighty fine from here  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008 02:57:22 PM »

This is friggin awesome!  Your boobs look awesome! 
I love the outfit and your expression in the photos-- it looks like you are going to where this to your job as a secretary, and just be like "what? oh, this old thing?..." when people's jaws drop.
I rocked this-- great job, both sides look fabulous, even without grommets.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008 04:47:39 PM »

I read your title and thought 'woo hoo - leather corset' but I have to say I actually find the print side really striking. On the third photo the lines in the pattern on the front echo/exaggerate the curve of the corset - no idea if this was purposely placed or just serendipidy but it's a great effect nonetheless.

As to the boob issue, believe me, they are looking mighty fine from here  Tongue

The placement of the print was half intentional and half not. When I dyed the leather, it was part of a class project so I was experimenting with different shibori techniques for each piece. I ended up with a bunch of small weirdly shaped pieces, all with a different pattern. I pretty much had to just cut out the pattern however it fit and hope for the best (the seam allowances are interesting to say the least). I did try to mirror similar techniques on corresponding panels but any vertical/horizontal placement is pretty much a happy accident.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008 07:19:28 AM »

The placement of the print was half intentional and half not. When I dyed the leather, it was part of a class project so I was experimenting with different shibori techniques for each piece...

damn, that's dyed leather?! ...sorry I jumped through from your posting under the corset tute so completely missed your full description. Well then mad props and I love it even more  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008 09:48:58 AM »

That looks fantastic. Seriously, the tie-dyed leather is amazing. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008 01:42:43 PM »

I.......want......one (jealous jealous jealous)

It's ace!  Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008 01:44:50 AM »

Fabulous! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2008 03:12:59 AM »

looks awesome!!
nice work Cheesy
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