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Corset and Skirt

Added Mar 22, 2009

by lisalei

Amsterdam, Nethe...






I designed and made this corset and skirt one for an annual gala. I based the corset on a pattern from a Dutch magazine, but altered it. I didn’t use a pattern for the skirt.

Material Notes

Silk and cotton for the corset and and elastic jersey for the skirt.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Silk


Knipmode provided the pattern for the corset I based my design on.

Naomi Warndorff (my sister) for the pictures.

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    Jan 27, 2010, 05.04 PMby cquinn13

    gorgeous! you did a great job. I’ve been trying to work up the nerve for quite awhile now to try a corset…I hope it turns out even half as nice as this!

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      Jan 29, 2010, 12.46 PMby lisalei

      thank you for the lovely compliment!
      Honestly, it really isn’t hard, it’s just a lot of work..
      What I did that really helped me, was to make a dummy-model out of jersey or scrap-fabric, to make sure I really knew how the pieces fit together.
      I’d love to see your result!

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      Jan 29, 2010, 02.48 PMby cquinn13

      You’re welcome!
      I’m sure I’ll have to make a few ‘tests’ before I dare cut into my brocade!
      I’m such a “want it finished NOW” sewer that it’ll probably be awhile before I attempt one…but it is on my dreams list! (I even have about 5 or 6 cuts of fabric set aside just for corsets…ambitious, huh?)
      As long as the finished product doesn’t look like something Picasso would have painted, I’ll post it :)

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    Apr 9, 2009, 07.10 AMby taffetasilk

    beautiful style and i love the combination of fabrics!

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    Mar 22, 2009, 01.54 PMby fantzypantz

    WOW Very impresssive, I would not have thought to use such diverse fabrics and it is stunning!

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    Mar 22, 2009, 11.24 AMby hajnika

    I love it, esspecially the corset! Beautiful creation and colour!

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