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Remember when I said I was done with the Silverado? - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
February 12th, 2006
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Remember when I said I was done with the Silverado?
Seems I lied. I realized it fit quite well up to the bust, so it would make a lovely pattern for an underbust. Yeah, I'm slow.

The shape seems good, but it might just be the twist the twill put in it. I will never use twill again - this was VERY CAREFULLY on grain and it still twisted. I suppose it's okay for a mock-up, but not for a finished product.

You want pictures? they suck. I didn't have the patience to ask a friend to take pictures and the bathroom mirror really should have been cleaned first.

But you can look if you really want to.


underbust mock-up back underbust mock-up back

The twist in the fabric under tension is very obvious. I won't use twill for anything but mock-ups again.
underbust mock-up back underbust mock-up back

the twist isn't as obvious with the laces in the way, but the edges are visibly uneven at the bottom.


I like the shaping at the top (this is good, since I have to fit a 12 inch busk in, since that's what I have on hand). Not so sure about the transition between the last two panels.

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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:February 13th, 2006 05:26 am (UTC)
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Looks great, then again i like seeing your body shaped by a corset any ways... oh wait i like seeing your body with out a corset as well....... 8^)
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From:solan_t
Date:February 13th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
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:D
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From:solan_t
Date:February 13th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
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A) blush

B) toothpaste on the bathroom mirror. I like your interpretation better. ;)
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:February 14th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
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I really think it's the twill. The Silverado is the corset pattern that I used for all my bridesmaids, myself and a few other people I know. There is nothing wrong with the pattern. I do know that I made a pair of pants for Andrew, made a mock up in a plain weave cotton, made the fitting adjustments, made the new pattern and then he picked the black cotton twill to make a new pair. I had to adjust the pattern to fit three times before I got them just right. I am making a new pair in linen, so we'll see how it will go.
I do have a few links to a place that does trouble shooting for this pattern. They are very helpful and are quick with responses.
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From:solan_t
Date:February 14th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
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My biggest beef with the pattern is the complete lack of waist reduction. As is, the pattern has only 8 inches between waist and hip. I have a natural 10 inches between those two. And then there is the too-small-for-me-even-without-waist-reduction underbust measurement that I didn't realize and almost hurt myself with.

After I got THAT sorted out, I ended up squishing my breasts right out the top while simultaneously overlapping the the back edges only at the top. At that point I said 'screw it!" and that's the end of my attempt to make the Silverado an overbust. It seems to be working so far as an underbust.
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From:solan_t
Date:February 14th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
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I should point out, I have two size 'b' bust gores as hip gores on each side of that mock-up. Only way to get any kind of waist definition.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:February 14th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
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see, we're doing it differently. This is good, I can learn new stuff. I just have been slaughtering the damn pattern! I trace the size 12 from bust to hips, then go in with a different color and trace a size 6 and blend the two together at the waist. My original has really stretched out of shape, so I am making up a new one.
Let me know how you like the hip gores. You might also like the Dore corset better, it's supposed to be better support for the well endowed, which, btw, is the catagory you fit into.
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From:solan_t
Date:February 14th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I do like the Dore better. But I had to alter it, too. This is the final result of that alteration http://pics.livejournal.com/solan_t/gallery/00004re2

There I blended a size 22 hip (too big, really) with a size 14 waist (and 14D bust, but there's no blend there, thank goodness). I also raised the top edge about an inch.

With the Silverado I raised the top edge two inches, and blended the waist with a larger size 'bust' (underbust measurement was the really important one). I let the gores make the difference in the hip size.

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From:darkgaze2002
Date:February 14th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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your binding is neat! such great attention to details. You really ought to show that off on Trulyvictorian.com That's where I've been hanging out at. They'd love to see your stuff!
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