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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2006 10:27:22 AM »

I want to make this corset as the top to my wedding gown, (a little longer perhaps) but i have never made a corset before, is this a good one to begin with?

also how hard would it be to extend the back and instead of the lacing put a zipper in?

i know how to sew, have made clothes before, just never made a corset, how hard is it going to be to work from this pattern?

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2006 12:14:34 PM »

wow.. that looks wonderful hon Smiley

where on earth did you find that fabric/

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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2006 05:59:55 AM »

Thank you all for the nice comments. I will try to answer everyones questions.  Smiley

First of all here's a place to convert inches to cm http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.ht

All fabrics are 100% cotton and I've used 4 layers. I guess 3 would have been enough, but the striped fabric is quite thin, so to make sure the white stripes would really look white I sewed it together with a plain white fabric. I found the striped fabric on a Swedish auction site, so unfortunately this was all I had. I love black and white stripes.

I've used 12 pieces of 6,5mm wide spring steel boning and 4 pieces of 7mm wide spiral steel. All boning is vertical except for the ones at the seam I added, it's more diagonal.

The site only has the pattern, no sewing instructions I'm afraid.  Sad

As for this being a good beginners corset hard to say, but I guess so. It shouldn't be too complicated if you now how to sew   Smiley And putting a zipper in shouldn't be any problem either. Just add enough width for it to close in the back and use a strong zipper, and I think you'll be fine!

I hope I answered everyones questions, otherwise just ask again. I will sit here and enjoy the positive feedback for a while. Grin
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2006 10:42:57 AM »

annamaria, thanks for the comments! I just want to know how to sew in the boning, otherwise I think I can take this project on  Grin Do you just sew it in on the seams? [all of them?]

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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2006 10:55:24 AM »

i am literally drooling, but that may be because i haven't had lunch yet.  you and your corset look marvelous, and the corset looks exellently made.
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2006 06:20:13 AM »

cantafruit - I've sewn all the layers together at each seam and then stitched through all layers about 9 or 10 mm from the seam so that it makes a channel for the boning. The channel must be wide enough for the boning to go in, but tight enough for it not to move around (did that make sense?)

I put boning at each side of the center front seam and at each side of the side seams, one at every other seam and on each side of the grommets in the back.
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2006 08:28:44 AM »

Oh, I got it! Thanks! I will post if I manage to make something equally beautiful Grin

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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2006 01:04:28 PM »

that corset looks amazing! you did a great job on it

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2006 09:44:28 AM »

Oh, I got it! Thanks! I will post if I manage to make something equally beautiful Grin

I'm sure you will, and you must post pics! Smiley
« Reply #29 on: March 06, 2006 08:47:01 PM »

That is the most fabulous thing I've seen all day!  Love love love it. 

Excellent!  I believe that my SO is getting in the truck right now to finally buy me my own sewing machine so I can make this... 

It'll probably take me a few tries before I get it right, but I doubt he'll mind that I have to model different corsets for him.  And he had an excellent time measuring me for the pattern....   Wink

Do you think this pattern will hold up for a larger busted woman?

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