Presenting the Valentine Corset!

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MaryGode
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Presenting the Valentine Corset!

Postby MaryGode » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:19 pm

Happy Valentine's Day Everybody! Just in case you haven't had enough sweet stuff yet:

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This was just supposed to be a twill fitting mock-up. It's been so long since I made a corset for myself, and never with Heather's pattern, so I figured I better make sure the fit was on target. Much to my surprise, it was spot on! So I decided to finish it up. And up, and up! (More pix under links, for the sake of the dialer-uppers out there)


It's all the grommets' fault really:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/g ... orset1.jpg

I've had these silly hot pink grommets for years, so I figured I'd spend them on a mock-up, and then strip out the backs and use them for fitting strips.

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But then the corset fit so well! Rummaging through my trims I found a bunch of other pink stuff:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/g ... orset3.jpg

The eyelet is two pieces of pre-gathered trim butted together and zigzagged, with silk ribbon gathered and zigzagged over top. I've never flossed a corset before, so I thought I'd try it. I dig flossing, can you tell? Image The flossing is done with tatting thread #40, single strand.

White cotton twill for both layers, quarter inch spirals throughout, in all seams and one in between seams, except for two extras between seams 5 and 6. Half inch flats at the back.

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SarahMiller42
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Re: Presenting the Valentine Corset!

Postby SarahMiller42 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:17 pm

That is beautiful and sweet.=)
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Re: Presenting the Valentine Corset!

Postby Miss Cindy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:24 am

How fun! And I see your point about the grommets. :D
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Re: Presenting the Valentine Corset!

Postby Vanessa » Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:55 am

That is super cute!
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