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Red silk corset and skirt

Added Jan 15, 2011

by himechan

Cd M, California...

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Description

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

Material Notes

Silk hanbok fabric for shell, oxford for lining; chiffon, cotton, and organza for skirt.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Other
Style
Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian
Material
Chiffon, Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Organza, Silk

Credits

Farthingales
Cathy Hay

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    Jan 16, 2011, 02.49 PMby stuffit-1

    all the fabric is so beutiful! and your first corset turned out great :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.12 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Maybe I’ll have the bravery to make a corset one day too!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.12 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Maybe I’ll have the bravery to make a corset one day too!

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      Jan 16, 2011, 03.18 AMby himechan

      That’s how I felt at first too, but really once you try it, it’s addicting^^

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.03 PMby Testosterone

    Great job on a gutsy project.

    Like how you mixed regional elements.

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      Jan 16, 2011, 03.22 AMby himechan

      Thank you!! I hope my art teacher thinks so too :D

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    Jan 15, 2011, 07.52 PMby artepart

    Lovely outfit, great fabric combination and colours.Like the layers in the skirt and pretty pictures.

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      Jan 16, 2011, 03.29 AMby himechan

      Thank you! I’m rather partial to the skirt myself :D

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    Jan 15, 2011, 06.50 PMby analogue

    Beautiful, so delicate :-) Great job on your first corset. I have a similar satin somewhere, but in black with blue motifs, might have to make a corset out of that some time – still got a load of coutil and boning sitting in my cupboard….

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      Jan 16, 2011, 03.27 AMby himechan

      Thank you^^
      Ooh, that fabric sounds lovely.

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