Which corset is easier?

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Which corset is easier?

Postby fashionhistorylover » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:21 pm

The LM Dore or your Truly Victorian Corset pattern? I am a beginner.
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Postby Urban Gypsy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:45 am

I've always found Heather's patterns an absolute dream to work with and fit, so would be inclined to go for the Truly Victorian one... if you do decide on the Laughing Moon one, be sure to drop by Heather's advice on getting a good fit before you start.

Best of luck!
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Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:37 pm

Admittedly, I have not made a LM corset, but the simplicity and logic of the TV pattern is my choice. You will like her pattern tremendously.
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Postby Rebecca » Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:34 pm

I've made both patterns and I just can't recommend Heather's enough!!!! Her instructions are very clear with great diagrams -better than LM. LM you have to do some figuring to make sure it ends up small enough due to fabric stretch which Heather has tips on like Urban Gypsy mentioned. I also like Heather's construction method better you end up with a bomb proof corset because all the seams end up being super strong since they're stitched about three times each. I've helped about 20 different women make up corsets from Heather's pattern and the pattern easily adapts to all shapes and sizes!

Good luck!!!
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Postby Lioness » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:31 am

We have made both and the silhouette of the TV is SO MUCH nicer. It gives a better curve for the generous figure.
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Postby tinman815 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:38 am

Heathers Pattern Is hands-down the best I've used. The only other ones I have seen/used were from the big 3 pattern companies, and they just came out wrong. I Ditto what Rebecca said about the construction: with triple-stiched seams, you just can't go wrong!!
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Postby julievictorian » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:10 am

go for Heather's!!! so much easier the LM. can't recommend it enough :D
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Postby Tissaisme » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:01 pm

Honestly, I've only done a good bit of plain sewing in my theatre's costume shop and with the TV pattern, I had a very nice corset in a whopping 3 days. I didn't get the exact fit I wanted because I needed a larger cup space than I allowed for, so I get a little bit of shelf going on, but that's my fault, not the pattern's.

Granted, I've never made the LM pattern, but for a first corset this pattern kicks :sew:
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Postby LidiaBest » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:56 pm

I've used tons of different corset patterns and couldn't get any off them to fit me without pretty much having to chenge everything. With Heather's pattern, I got a perfect fit on the first try.

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Postby auroradreams » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:20 am

i have done both and heathers is easier to sew
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Postby Lioness » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:32 am

OK. Let's all say it at once:


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