Corset and Skirt

Added Mar 22, 2009

by lisalei

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Description

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.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic
Material
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Silk

Credits

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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