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Topic: Corset and skirt "Wedding Dress" A-level textiles :)  (Read 3787 times)
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« on: March 27, 2010 04:28:42 PM »

Okay, I considered putting this on the wedding occaisions board... but it wasn't for a wedding, it was just my a-level projects. So I figured putting it up here would do Smiley

I made a wedding dress :O
well... a corset and skirt.
I am shocked it actually worked.
Also, it's kinda my first real corset, and since both me and my teacher are quite unexperienced in that area I pretty much had to work it out for myself, was pretty fun though Smiley

So, details, though I'm sure a lot of you will just skip to pictures Tongue
The corset is made out of silk dupion with a crepe-back satin lining, it is steel boned (spiral on the bust seams, all others were plastic coated), has a steel busk and I also set the eyelets in the back. It is my first real corset, and though I couldn't completely "fill it out", I'm still so glad it ended up fitting me. There is also bead detailing on four of the panels, and the side and bust panels are pin-tucked (took me 4 hours...), and I made the bias binding from some left over silk.
The skirt under layer is made from the same crepe-back satin as the lining of my corset, I inserted a concealed zipper in the back and it reaches to just above my waist. There is a godet insert in the back with a slight train, beaded at the bottom. I added a light chiffon overlay, which has been hand stitched and ruched up to create a bustle effect going into a 4 (or so) metre train, hemmed in satin ribbon.

Okay, enough details? Here are the photos (credit to my gorgeous best friend, my dad, and my fellow classmate's boyfriend for taking the photos... since I was modeling the dress)

With my classmates:

Afterwards, with my best mates:

Hahaha hope you're not overloaded with pictures Smiley

« Last Edit: April 01, 2010 02:04:31 PM by PhotoholicFreak » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2010 04:35:02 PM »

Great pics and does look like a wedding dress compared to your classmates, but I like the work on the bodice a lot. I think your mates are gorgeous as well as you are.

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010 04:42:59 PM »

Great pics and does look like a wedding dress compared to your classmates
We each got to choose our own briefs, I was the only one to choose to make a wedding dress Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010 03:39:09 AM »

That is one of the most stunning dresses Ive seen! Where were you when I was getting married lol
I adore the work you've done on the corset! If you dont get an A+ for this then your tutor needs a beating!!
Love the last picture of you and your best mate, you look adorable together!! (plus she has a great style! She looks like my wife lol)

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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2010 06:17:36 AM »

The corset is gorgeous, you did a great job and the double layered skirt is beautiful genius!! well done!!!

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2010 09:43:21 AM »

Very awesome. Everything looks fantastic. and I agree that last picture is absolutely adorable

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010 05:54:00 PM »

This is gorgeous! I would have loved to have something like this for my wedding. Great job, lady!
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010 02:10:10 AM »

gorgeous dress, fabbo pictures and well done!!!
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