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New corset is done!

It seems like I've been working double shifts at my day job for a few weeks and couldn't find the time to finish up my latest commission. It has a 20" waist when fully closed. As you can see from the back pic my dress form isn't small enough :) After putting the final touches on it, here are some pics:

The full descriptions and pics can be found here.



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Oct. 14th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
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Oct. 14th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
grin ;)
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Oct. 14th, 2005 02:39 pm (UTC)
Why wait to be me when you can have me now ;)
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
wow, that's some curvaceous person...

need more excuses to wear my corset.
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)
It's Halloweeny out, corset time!
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Ok, Now I have the image of MC Hammer in a corset...Can't cinch this!
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:12 am (UTC)
She's actually 4-5" smaller than my dressform.
Oct. 14th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
even so, it looks like the hip/waist/bust ratio on that is impressive.
(or is that just the effect of the form?)
Oct. 14th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
A little but if you look at the back the gap is not too uneven. I needed to pad out the hips a bit on the form. It is from somewhere in the 1900-191x range and the forms were starting to thin down in the hips. By the 20's the forms were pretty straight. The corset was designed to give a 6" reduction in the waist.
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
6" is pretty steep though!

yeah, dress forms tended to echo fashion, and in the 1920s it seemed that the general opnion was "waists == bad"
Oct. 14th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
She waist trains. Her current waist is 26" down to 20"
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
verrrry nice *g*
Oct. 14th, 2005 02:06 pm (UTC)
Holy sewing envy, Batman.

I should have hired you to sew for my masquerade party/wedding thing(which you are of course invited to), as there is a bodice type thing I'm attempting to make. Not an actual cinching corset, so I think I'll be able to manage it...

But wow. You do incredible work.

Oct. 14th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
I would have had to decline the commission. I have two more right behind this one so I'm not avail until after Arisia. What pattern are you using or are you drafting it custom? I have a little time to consult just not sew.
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
This is the link to the pattern:

I was thinking of maybe modifying it to only have one set of ties up the front instead of the three because the fabric I'm using for it is a bit busy. I think three panels would just make it look waaaaayyyy cluttered.

Thanks for the offer of consulting...I'm not sure I even have time for that, as I'm also making David's jacket, which is the 18th century pirate-esque type big cuffed thing. With buttons. Holy cow are buttons expensive. No wonder shops charge $300 for these jackets. Half that damn price is buttons.

Oct. 14th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC)
The link just brings me to the main page
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oops. Well, on that site it's item # 9966SIM sort of a pirate gypsy thing. It's simplicity costume pattern #9966, the purpleish one that's on the cover picture of the package
http://www.simplicity.com - that's simplicity's website and it has it under that number.
Oct. 14th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
That's a pretty standard Ren bodice. I would be careful of combining panels if there is any reduction on that seam. If there is you need to covert to a dart.
Oct. 14th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful. Great job!
Oct. 15th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
That is absolutely stunning! You are so very talented!

If I ever have enough money to afford your work.... ~grin~
Oct. 16th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Very impressive job on the corset, looks great. Out of curiousity, how long did it take you to make it?
Oct. 17th, 2005 02:09 pm (UTC)
I don't have an exact time but I would guess that the final sewing time (not including pattern drafting and the mockups) was around 15-20 hours or so. The gussets and the ruffle trim on the top took me quite a while. I also needed to go to 3 layers. I can usually make a simple overbust in about 8 hours.
Oct. 27th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful! I'm agog :-)
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