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Basic Victorian Corset

Basic Victorian Corset Read the dress diary Full photo album Concept: An 1850s-ish corset to be worn as an undergarment for mid-Victorian costumes. Fabrics: 1 yd unbleached coutil. Notions: Unbleached lace (Joann), blue silk ribbon. All corset-materials from Lacis. Pattern: Laughing Moon Dore. First … Continue reading

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Corset making convert

My first ever corset is done! And with this, I will never go back to non-custom fitted corsets. There is just no comparison between how this one feels compared to my Dark Garden corset. The main difference is I can … Continue reading

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Binding time

Approaching the end!   Ribbon came from the stash. The lace is actually from Joann, shockingly enough. I had a bunch in the stash in white but didn’t feel like trying to tea-dye it, so I bought a bit more … Continue reading

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Something awoke from R’lyeh…

So, boning channels. (Here is the chance to get the snickers out of your system. “Bone, bone, bone“.) I am going to have boning on each side of a seam, and some in the middle of pieces. Pretty standard. I … Continue reading

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argle bargle

One boning channel sewn! And unpicked when I got to the end and realized some of the seam allowance inside had flipped the wrong way partway through.

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Corset continued

This Saturday in corset class, we put in all the grommets, the busk, and sewed all the pieces together. The teacher had prizes for anyone who finished, but no one came close (she said that in 9 years of teaching … Continue reading

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Corset time

So, as all costume creators know, the key to a proper silhouette is proper undergarments. For 1850s, that includes a corset. For my Danse Libre dress, I fitted over and wore my corset from Dark Garden. Of course, everyone has … Continue reading

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