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Pirate Corset

Added Aug 7, 2009

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...




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Simplicity 9769
Made a few years ago and then worn as an assembled pirate costume.
I made it too big because I picked the size that matched my bust measurement.
I should have picked a size or two smaller so I could really cinch in my waist.
I used bias tape to cover the bones, and the bones eventually started to pop out at the top and bottom. I would recommend using cotton twill tape instead.

Material Notes

Grey and black paisley jacquard – cotton poly blend from joann’s, metal bones, metal busk, spaghetti shoe laces, pre-made bias tape (bad idea – should have used twill tape)




Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian
Cotton, Blends

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    Jan 27, 2010, 07.34 PMby cquinn13

    pretty! where did you get the metal boning and the busk? i can only find the plastic rigilene around here.

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      Jan 27, 2010, 10.32 PMby wzrdreams

      I forget…. I ordered them online after doing some googling. I know where I can teh exact same ones here in NYC, but mail order was the best I could do back then. These ones are metal that has been coated in something white. Good luck!

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      Jul 10, 2010, 06.00 PMby aristania85

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