Self Drafted Corset

Added Aug 13, 2012

by MissCorsetLizz

Central Coast, A...

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Finally! I sat down and drafted a corset from scratch using my own method for drafting. Got it a little wrong, but, it has taught me a great deal about my torso shape and what I need to look out for when drafting my next corset :-D
I gave flossing a go this time to hold the bones in place more securely and decided to shorten the bones around my hip area as it isn’t that comfortable for me (got a little wrinkling, as expected). Will try hip pads on the next corset to see what the difference is if there is any. And will fix the excess around the top to waist.

Material Notes

Black coutil (outer layer)
Balck cotton drill (lining)
9" Flexible steel busk
10 Flat 6mm steel bones + tips
28 Spiral steel bones + tips
18 “00” size Two part Grommets
Bone casing
Satin (acetate) bias binding
Purple and coppery yellow embroidery thread for flossing
6 Meters (I think) Black Flat Lacing

Difficulty

Advanced

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments
Style
Other, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 4, 2012, 04.22 PMby tirrs

    I love this corset! Does it have much influence on your waist? It looks Amazing! great job!

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      Sep 4, 2012, 11.36 PMby MissCorsetLizz

      Thank You :-D It does change the torso shape and I’m able to lace my waist down about 1 1/2 inches for now.

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    Aug 13, 2012, 06.58 PMby fashionfreek

    Lovely work. I think its a great achievement. Did you use any corset making books as a guide? Any you recommend? Brill work.:-D

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      Aug 14, 2012, 01.13 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      Thank you:-D I haven’t used any corset making book so far for instruction, I may look into a couple I’ve heard about (waisted efforts, corsets and crinolines, there are a few others but I don’t remember the book titles or the authors), but, two sites that I did gain information and experience from are from Kirsty Sapsford’s corset making guide with patterns (http://corsettraining.net/), I think she still sells it. And Foundations Revealed (http://www.foundationsrevealed.com/home) I highly recommend this site!!! They go into all sorts of details on corsetry; there are some free articles on there too!! . Apart from that guess just researching and reading as much as I can on corsetry and dressmaking/sewing/couture techniques etc. and applying what I’ve learnt and experimenting and just having a go :-D experience is a great teacher here :-D Hope that helps :-)

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      Aug 14, 2012, 11.25 AMby fashionfreek

      Thankyou for the info. Look forward to your up and coming corsets.
      Thanks again.:-D

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      Aug 14, 2012, 12.30 PMby MissCorsetLizz

      No problem at all, Happy to help :-D
      Also there is a YouTube channel that I have gotten some info off too “Lucy’s Corsetry”
      http://www.youtube.com/user/bishonenrancher?feature=results_main
      and her back up channel
      http://www.youtube.com/user/lucycorsetry?feature=results_main

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      Aug 15, 2012, 07.47 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      Two more sites (I have the memory of a tea strainer at the moment lol)
      Live journal http://corsetmakers.livejournal.com/ I’ve found a few bits here and there trolling through
      and
      http://bridgesonthebody.blogspot.com.au/ d3liriums4m4 posted it below

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    Aug 13, 2012, 06.25 PMby scuffsan

    This is so beautifully made

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    Aug 13, 2012, 06.05 PMby d3liriums4m4

    Well done! This is a beautiful corset! The flossing looks great.

    You mentioned that the boning in the hips is uncomfortable, and that you left it out, and I notice that you’ve got more of a gap at the bottom of your corset lacing than at the top. If you haven’t already, you might consider adding a hip gore to give you more space at the sides, and bone down either side of it with spiral steel. In my experience, that gives a nice, comfy amount of space for the hip bone, and prevents the bunching you’re experiencing. You might also check out the blog “Bridges on the Body.” She makes corsets, and has addressed some construction issues that I found really useful. It’s also just a really cool blog.

    Anyway, your corset looks amazing! Good luck on your next one; I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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      Aug 14, 2012, 12.57 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      Thank you!!! :-D I most deffinatley will check out her blog :-) And look at hip gores! Thanks for the suggestion :-)

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    Aug 13, 2012, 09.24 AMby Calyce

    I love the flossing it’s really beautiful ! I would like to make it happen like you _

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      Aug 13, 2012, 10.08 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      Thank you! :-D
      It’s not hard, you just have to follow the curve of the bottom of the bone. I kept the stitching up the side a little wider apart than at the bottom.

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    Aug 13, 2012, 08.25 AMby Mary Athey

    Stunning!! i think your corset gorgeous.x

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      Aug 13, 2012, 08.49 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      Thank you! :-D I can’t wait to work on the next one! :-D

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    Aug 13, 2012, 07.13 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    wow this is really great! did you hand sew all the flossing? It looks amazing! Great work, can’t wait to see the next one!

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      Aug 13, 2012, 07.17 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

      seriously, i cant stop looking at it

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      Aug 13, 2012, 08.49 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      lol Thank you!!! :-D
      Yes all the flossing is done by hand. I can’t wait to start on the next!!! hopefully tomorrow :-D

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      Aug 13, 2012, 12.28 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

      where/how did you learn how to do it!

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      Aug 14, 2012, 12.52 AMby MissCorsetLizz

      I started off learning from Kirsty Sapsford’s corset making guide with patterns (http://corsettraining.net/) , I think she still sells it. From there I found Foundations Revealed (http://www.foundationsrevealed.com/home) and became a member (I highly reccomend this site!!!) they go into all sorts of details on corsetry, there are some free articles on there too!! But I decided I wanted to have a go at coming up with my own drafting method from what I’ve learnt so far and some basic maths, so this is the first corset using that method. So now I know where to add a little more curve and space and, where I need to subtract some too. But I guess just reasearching and reading as much as I can on corsetry and dressmaking/sewing/couture techniques, there’s information every where, it’s just applying it in different ways and experimenting and just giving it a go :-) experience is a great teacher here :-D

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      Aug 14, 2012, 12.31 PMby MissCorsetLizz

      Forgot to mention a YouTube channel that I have gotten some info off too “Lucy’s Corsetry”
      http://www.youtube.com/user/bishonenrancher?feature=results_main
      and her back up channel
      http://www.youtube.com/user/lucycorsetry?feature=results_main

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