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Pirate-y corset/bodice for KCRF - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
July 4th, 2006
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Pirate-y corset/bodice for KCRF
I finished a pirate bodice/corset this weekend (just in time for the 4th of July parade it needs to be in. ;p)

It's two layers of coutil which sandwich the bones and a layer of the fashion fabric pretty much laid over the top. There are a total of six lines of stitching that goes through all three layers to keep the top layer from shifting: a "V" in the front that outlines the wooden busk, a line at each side and the lines along the back edges. The busk is removable and has two 1/2" bones backing it up, just in case she finds the busk too restricting for the fighting she will be doing.

The straps attach in back at her request, but the tabs on them were the Ren Fest's ED's request. They ended up looking much better than I expected.

I forgot to count the bones, but it's fully boned but for small triangles between the sides and back and there's something around 40 1/2" bones. Well, she DID say she wanted a corset not a bodice. ;)


It's black with shiny detail, so it doesn't photograph well, but on to the pictures






I am embarrassed to admit it, but my finally mock-up stretched rather more than I thought it did, so I took 2 inches more out of the width than I should have. sigh.





I hand sewed the binding on, and I KNOW that took about 11 hours. The slowest going was the lower edge with all those boned tabs.

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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:July 4th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
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looks nice, then again i have always thought you do good work
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From:solan_t
Date:July 4th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :)
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From:starseeking
Date:July 4th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Crikey that's just astoundingly pretty!
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From:solan_t
Date:July 4th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:fireguarder
Date:July 4th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
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That is a real beauty! It does look like it would be hard to move much with the busk in place, it's good that you made it removeable. It looks like it's made for years of hard but pretty wear.
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From:solan_t
Date:July 4th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I am not sure I know how to make anything BUT 'made for years of wear'. lol Dang near armor, actually.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:July 5th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
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Your work is always amazing!!!!
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From:solan_t
Date:July 5th, 2006 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
From:rowangolightly
Date:July 5th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
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Very cool! ...and I have that same fabric in the green and in the burgundy. I used it for the second costume with the woven sleeves; oh yeah, I have an icon with that costume in it.

Love the corset, very cool indeed!
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