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Since a couple people DID ask, I bring some pictures. - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 9th, 2009
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Since a couple people DID ask, I bring some pictures.
But, of course, this is a work in progres.


There is the front, with it's wooden busk.



The back, with the overlapping top. Because there is little tension above the armpits, I am not sure how to stop this.



Now, a picture of the remaining roll of cane next to the corset, for a size comparison




And, finally, an example of how flexible the cane is. It sprang back to it's orginal shape when I let go. I strongly suspect, however, that body heat and persperation will do a bit of molding of the cane in the corset.





The cane was very easy to work with. It cut easily with just utility scissors and didn't give me much trouble stuffing it into the channels. (Well, once I got it started, anyway. Sometimes, getting it started was a bit of a pain.)
As I said, it's amazingly light, but seems quite strong. I no longer worry about the canes breaking. Oh, there are two 1/2" steel bones at the back edges, but the rest of the bones (minus the busk) are cane.

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From:hypatia42
Date:April 9th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I've heard that it doesn't breath as well. Or rahter, it is easier to overheat in cane corsets. Do you find this to be true?
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From:solan_t
Date:April 9th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Dunno yet. Finding out will depend on me actually making a gown (or bodice) to go over it.
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From:oldwolf
Date:April 9th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Huh... When my dad does his plank-on-frame work, he boils his woods in the microwave in a pyrex container and just lets it set in there.

I wonder if, wetted and bent the right way... that it'll fit better after being made????
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From:solan_t
Date:April 9th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
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Well, one actually wants it to stay rather straight, not bent. But that would likely be a good way to get the bend OUT of the cane (the one from being wound in a coil.)
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From:oldwolf
Date:April 9th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm sure TAP plastics sells tubes that size, or just use one of those red coffee stirer sticks as a mold when nuking it.
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:April 10th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
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Where did you buy your cane?
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From:solan_t
Date:April 10th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
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I got it from Aurora and she said 'random basket weaving store'. She said she would look it up for you.
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From:auroraceleste
Date:April 16th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
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Sorry it took so long, I am a basket case :P

Here's where I got it from:

http://www.basketpatterns.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=bp&Product_Code=730011&Category_Code=roundreed

It's the 1/64th size round reed. I got two rolls, being uber-conservative, but solan_t and I both boned effigy-esque stays with one roll, and you can see how much is left in that picture.
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:April 16th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
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Oh, thanks. Good to know about the quantity, too.
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From:clevermanka
Date:April 10th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
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That looks great! Congratulations!!!
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From:softpaw
Date:May 7th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
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*comments on weeks old post*

I ordered the caning to do my corset with as I figured it would be easier and cheaper then ordering many metal boning stays in different sizes for the margos Elizabethan corset I made.

The caning came in today. Its VERY brittle..did you soak it and if so for how long? After it dries again if I soak it how will it not turn super brittle again? How many pieces of it did you put in a boning channel, its a lot thinner then I thought it would be.
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From:solan_t
Date:May 7th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I didn't soak it, although on dry days it does seem brittler than wet days.


I used 1/2 inch channels and put in about 20 canes per each. I could have stuffed in more, but 20 seemed pretty decent. The number, though, would depend on the size of your cane and the size of your channels. Auroraceleste, for instance, made her channels only as wide as half her presser foot, as she was using that as a guide.


If you are worried about it, I suggest taking scraps of your fabric (or something very similar), putting channels in it and then stuffing cane in (I find putting them all in together actually works better than one at a time.) Once boned, bend it back and forth and see how things work. I was utterly suprised at how sturdy the result of all those flimsy canes were.
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