Added Jan 15, 2011
Cd M, California...
I made this for my IB Art project. The concept was based on the similarities between the fairy tales of Cinderella and the Korean folk tale “Kongji and Patji”, so I decided to go for a princess theme that combined Asian and Western design elements. The corset is a very Western/European garment, and I used a silk hanbok (traditional Korean dress) fabric as the fashion fabric to incorporate an Asian element.
But all that was basically an excuse to make a pretty corset haha :D
As for the skirt, it is actually two pieces: the main skirt with two layers of chiffon and cotton, and the second piece being the taupe organza layer. I actually wanted to wear the chiffon skirt as an everyday item, but the organza made it a little over the top, so I made it as a separate piece that sits on top of the chiffon/cotton and closes with a button.
This was my first time making a corset, so it was a bit scary at first, but learning the whole process was a lot of fun and definitely very educational! It was definitely far from perfect, but I like the way it turned out. ^^ I hope I can make another one in the future – when I have time that is! :D
Silk hanbok fabric for shell, oxford for lining; chiffon, cotton, and organza for skirt.
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