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The Oblivion corset is completed - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
December 2nd, 2007
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The Oblivion corset is completed
I have finally completed the corset for the Oblivion gown. I think it worked out well. You might remember that is based on the corset pattern found on page 81 of Corsets and Crinolines.

I blew the pieces up to full size (according to the provided scale), then slashed each down the middle and spread them 3/4 in.

The finished measurements of this corset are:
Bust - 39 in.
Waist - 29 in.
Hip - 38 in.

(Which means the original corset pattern would have made up as 31.5 / 21.5 /30.5, or thereabouts.)

Front length is `14.5 in. with 8 in. above the waist.

It's two layers of unbleached coutil with mostly 1/4 in. spiral bones. The bones backing up the lacing holes are 1/2 in. spring steel, of course. The busk is a 14 in. spoon busk. I really think I am going to like those.

The shape seems about right, and the bust seems to support me correctly. It's a little long for sitting in, but not impossible. There are wrinkles, though, so I have done something wrong. Alas.




This is the shape I am going for.


The front of the corset. I can see that I have bone between the busk and the first seam a little off. I think it should be centered on the panel more.



The side


And the back. I can't decide if this just isn't dead-on from the back, or if the corset ends up lopsided because my body is uneven. Either way, there are wave/wrinkles on the right side that I don't completely understand. I may have just sewn the two pieces together with the wrong tension or something.
But notice that the back comes up high enough to avoid the back-fat overflow I am prone to. It's pretty comfy, too.

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From:lordofhaladin
Date:December 2nd, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
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going great!! :D
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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. :)
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From:jimmy_hollaman
Date:December 2nd, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
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looks great, can't wait to see it fully done
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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! It's going to take time, though. I will be making a post about the red sash for Kochou, soon, which is a completely different project.
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From:apocalypticbob
Date:December 2nd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
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The shape looks dead on.

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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:December 2nd, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Sweet. And as apocalypticbob says, shape is right on.
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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:solan_t
Date:December 2nd, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
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;) There are thing is I want to improve, oh yes. I DID manage to not mention at least one flaw I see. :p But the wrinkling really does bug me.
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From:darkgaze2002
Date:December 4th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
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wow, that shape really looks great on you!!! ::squee::
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From:silverfae
Date:December 5th, 2007 04:44 am (UTC)
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I love that! AND dammit, yes, tea soon.
I've gotten caught up in life lately and still want to see you again soon.
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