October 22nd, 2007

LadyHawke

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Lovely weekend and rain on Monday. I so wanted to just sleep in. Ah, well.



I am vacillating about how I want to make the Oblivion corset. Two layers so I can make the wavy bone casings the pattern calls for? If so.... do I do two layers of coutil so I can be SURE the bones don't poke out? Or use that turquoise butterfly brocade that's been sitting in my pile for a while? It seems sturdy enough to hold bones, but I could back it with the silk. THAT would keep the bones in.

But.. a two layer corset. I am not much of a fan of those.

But the BONES would work well in one.


See? Vacillating.
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Vacillation continuation

OR, I could use one of the cotton prints.

The butterflies (WTF, was I on a butterfly kick or something? Geeze) in blue or purple have potential.


http://pics.livejournal.com/solan_t/pic/0000xgck/g5

http://pics.livejournal.com/solan_t/pic/0000yadb/g5


and please me rather more than the turquoise does. AND they are cotton, not synthetic, which is a plus.

BUT, they would need to be backed with coutil.

And matching the patterns would be SOOO temping and SOOO pointless....


And there's this eye popping brocade, too

http://pics.livejournal.com/solan_t/pic/0002w1se/g5


and lots of things I never photographed, but I don't think they really catch my imagination as much. Wait, some pin stipes. And the fabric used for this
http://pics.livejournal.com/solan_t/pic/0002r6w2/g17

But we get into the synthetic versus natural thing again. And pattern matching.



dammit
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wibble

Do I, or do I not, pay ~$50 for a 14 inch spoon busk. For a costume.


Putting one in would be a learning experience.


And I do want to know what a spoon busk brings to a corset.


But, holy hannah! With a normal busk (~$12 - $14) the total cost of a corset tends to be ~$50 for materials....
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Decided on two layers of coutil. My thought being, I may not actually LIKE the corset for anything but the shape for this one costume - why potentially waste pretty fabric I likely can't replace?