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« on: June 29, 2009 04:44:59 PM »

Okay, Ive finally gotten around to posting this. This is the first corset ive ever made, whose construction included 25 hours of sitting at my sewing machine, as well as countless sewing-related injuries! (including that one time I managed to pin the lining to my skin, owie!) It also turned out far shorter than id originally intended, although I had drafted the pattern to make it quite long. Am at a loss as to how I could have managed to do that, but am quite proud of the end result nevertheless! JJ

I found a gorgeous oriental material with dragons and phoenixes on it, which turned out to be a little too thin, and also frayed a good bit at the edges. I put in light plastic covered boning, so its not a proper waist-reducing corset, but more a fashion corset! If I tried tightlacing it would probably split its seams L

And the back

A picture of it in action, me and my friend out on a night on the town.

And finally my favourite pic of the back!J

Comments and advice greatly welcome, thanks for looking! Also, if any fellow craftsters are interested in a tutorial, please PM or comment, Id be happy to oblige!
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apologies if i explaint oo little or too much! and feel free to ask questions if you dont understand my mad ramblings! lol!

firstly you need to draft a pattern that would look something like this

Sorry i cant be of more help with drafting the pattern, what i did was use the help of an existing corset and just made the rest of it up, then fitted it to myself later! So dont worry if you feel the pattern you draft mite be slightly off.. U also need two materials, a outer pretty one and a thicker lining one. whatever you do dont use thin fashion materials or stretchy ones, it doesnt work with a corset!!

first you do the lining. Cut out the pieces of the above pattern twice, leaving seam allowance outside of the red lines, this is important to leave at least two inches in case you have to modify it a little. . Then sew the adjacent seams together, after which you should have something like this..

Note that in the photo I have already sew on the boning, but before you sew that in, make sure to fit it to urself and see if you need to modify any of the seams a little.

The boning I used was plastic covered in a material sleeve, which i sewed right onto four of the seams of the lining. (see above pics for placement!)

Then get your second material for the outer layer. Lay the pieces of the pattern out onto it then cut out twice

Sew all the pieces together in the same way that you did with the lining pieces. Once youve finished, lay the outer layer on top of the bottom layer, and turn under the top and bottom of the corset, then sew over the turned up bit.

Do the same with the back. I made loops from satin ribbon to hold th lacing at the back, and sewed them onto the lining at regular intervals..
and then i laced it up with satin ribbon.

And voila, we have a corset!:) hope all of that made sense to you!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009 05:21:53 PM »

that is absolutely amazing!
looks like it fits you perfectly as well, good job :]
did you base the pattern off anything?
and I'd love a tutorial if you have the time!
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009 05:28:03 PM »

that is absolutely amazing!
looks like it fits you perfectly as well, good job :]
did you base the pattern off anything?
and I'd love a tutorial if you have the time!

aw thank you very much! Well it was loosely based on an older corset that I have, but mostly i just make d pattern up myself as i went along and changed it to fit on the spot... and yes, of course! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009 06:21:29 PM »

*first post ever*
I'm in awe  Shocked
This is really beautiful!

If you put up a tutorial, I'd love you forever lol
It'd be nice to sew one similar to this for my birthday  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009 06:47:19 PM »

I agree, it's beautiful and it looks great on you!
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009 07:16:44 PM »

I'd love a tutorial! This is cute, I'd probably make one for a costume for my shadowcast.. or maybe a date.  Wink

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2009 09:12:56 AM »

I love your corest. You did a fantastic job. I love the fabric as well. A tutorial would be wonderful!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2009 10:10:05 AM »

That is just gorgeous!  I can't believe you drafted that yourself.  Way to go!
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2009 01:11:55 PM »

Joining the bandwagon for a tutorial!
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So hot/pretty/awesome. <333
Does want.
Though part of that may be to do with the fact it looks so well done, sewing wise.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2009 04:37:14 PM »

Tutorial please! Beautiful top, the shape is so perfect. Is the large gap in the back intentional, I haven't a corset with a gap in the back like that before.

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