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« on: March 20, 2010 09:01:53 AM »

Here is my second attempt at a corset after my lame yet mildly sucessful attempt at a super corset. This was my first time working with a busk and steel boning. I am somewhat proud of myself. I used a super crinkly (bad idea) and mildly stretchy (worse idea) red and white stripe fabric that a room mate left behind flat lined to plain sturdy muslin with a red broadcloth lining. And because a corset wasn't difficult enough I decided to make the two front pieces lie on the diagonal stripe. By the grace of god it all seems to have lined up.

Forgive the photos. I am less than photogenic at the best of times but the middle of the night immediately after finishing a project is never a good time for anyone.

I am apparently much squishier than the pattern calls for. I have gone down two sizes from the recommended size for my measurements and i can still touch in the middle. I may have elastic organs.

During the creation process the corset and I had a lovely conversation wherein it confessed to me that it would dearly love to be part of a pirate costume. Out of love I decided to support its direction in life.

Is it sad that I already had all of the pieces to go with it sitting in my closet?

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010 09:07:56 AM »

that's super snazzy! You did a great job! I want one!

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010 09:12:38 AM »

That is awesome--terrific job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010 09:21:00 AM »

You did a great job and it looks fantastic as a pirate costume!
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2010 09:40:23 AM »

I love the corset. Bonus points for being a pirate costume.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2010 09:52:26 AM »

Awesome job and it looks great with the stripes lining up. I tried one years back but was too scared to use boning then. Very awesome!

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010 09:55:14 AM »

Oh wow! This is awesome! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010 10:36:07 AM »

This would be impressive even if you hadn't been insane enough to attempt it with that striped fabric. Since you were -- wow! Did you use a published pattern, or draft your own?

As for the unexpectedly great amount of pull, I wonder if the diagonal centre panels  might be responsible. But as I assume the muslin and lining weren't cut on the bias, it shouldn't have made any difference. Probably just an oddity of the pattern, though it's way more than you'd expect. Maybe you do have squishy organs, or are missing one of the bulky but unimportant ones.

And I too love the fact that you can just reach into your closet in the middle of the night and pull together a complete pirate costume. You've even got the sword handy!

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2010 10:42:19 AM »

Yo-ho, me heartie!! That looks fab!! I would wear that everyday if I could! Love the fact basement cat approves of said costume. Smiley -x-

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2010 11:02:25 AM »

That is sweet!! I am not brave enough with my sewing skills to attempt a corset but you did an amazing job! Smiley

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