TV110 as a bodice.... help please!

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TV110 as a bodice.... help please!

Postby JP » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:38 am

Hi,
I'm sure this has been discussed before but I can't find a thread... I would like to make TV110 corset so that it goes higher up on the bust (to be worn on its own as a bodice). I can picture that the lines of the pieces would need to go in as you go past the widest part of the bust but I'm not too sure how to draw them to get a good fit. Has anybody done this? Can anyone help?
Many thanks.
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Postby Heather » Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:15 am

I have a pic of what the adjustments might look like for and overbust corset. depending on how you want it to look, you may also want to lengthen the center front line and use a longer bust. The pic below shows the busk at the original length, giving a sweetheart neckline.

<a href="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=680"><img src="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=682" alt="outerwear corset additions"></a>


To get the exact shaping you need over the bust, I would cut your mockup with 2" extra at the top edge, and just fit it to you. Then draw a line where you want the corset to end. Depending on you personal fit/body, you may also need to add to the 4th pattern piece as well (dont curve that one in at the top though).
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Postby JP » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:08 am

Thank you so much Heather, that's exactly what I was after. If I didn't want a "sweetheart" neckline but a more straight one, would I just take the line of the centre piece straight up (or curved a bit again to tighten it above the breast)? And do I not want the busk to end just below the breasts? Would it not be uncomfortable if it was higher up - it won't follow the curve, will it?
Have you made the corset like that yourself? Or are there pictures of people who have made it like that? Your corset pattern is fab, I don't want to use any other!
Thanks again.
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Postby Heather » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:53 pm

Take the center front straight up. You can go up a little higher, like about an inch or so. But no it will most likely not curve in very well, so if you go too high at the center, it might stick out. No, I have never made an overbust corset, never had the need. But if you look through this forum, you will find some pic of other people who have. Search for overbust corset I think.
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Postby JP » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:15 am

Thanks again Heather, I will give that a try. If it turns out ok, I will post a photo.
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