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kewlmomma
« on: August 16, 2009 07:49:48 AM »

My daughter was visiting from Florida for a week and unfortunately we were low on cash. We couldn't afford to go anywhere special so I suggested we make something together. She said she wanted a corset top so we went from there. She picked the fabric and we got some instructions, that were a bit confusing from time to time. Lets just say there was some guessing here and there, but FINALLY we were able to make a close facsimile. Here she is. She is holding on to it because we still had to get some grommets for the laces.




I usually make bags or dolls. I haven't made many clothes so I am kinda proud of it and it was a learning experience. Any comments are welcome.
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Thaliya
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009 08:08:44 AM »

well done for making a corset with such little experience with clothes making. it looks good. a few quick questions though.
were you using boning if so steel or plastic? is it multilayered? i.e does it have a lining and strength layer and then the fashion fabric
when i was making my first corset i found some great instructions on one of the corset making forums on yahoo, it was a great help and reasonably clear. i can either send you the document or try to find the link if you want it.
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KJ Arrow
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009 11:42:50 AM »

That will look beautiful all laced up! And the fabric is lovely. Good work on a first time corset!

Thaliya:  You should post a link. I know I would like one =]
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kewlmomma
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009 05:49:01 PM »

I used plastic boning. I used black lining and iron on interfacing on both lining and the outer fabric.
I'll take you up on the link if you have it. I might want to try it again. This was a good learning experience, but I think I can do better.
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kewlmomma
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009 05:51:19 PM »

Thank you, KJ Arrow, for your kind comment
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Thaliya
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009 05:53:34 PM »

It's possible that the direct link will bnot work because you have to join the corsetconstruction group on yahoo but it is worth it.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/corsetconstruction/files/
also another link that might be of you the merrycorsetier livejournal. i mostly just looked around and and picked up things.
http://community.livejournal.com/corsetmakers/
good luck with your second go Smiley
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