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Space Cadet Corset

Added Apr 29, 2010

by monubigina

Las Vegas, Nevad...






This is my first attempt at an authentic corset. I had a lot of trouble drafting the pattern as I wanted to learn from the ground up – this probably wasn’t the best idea for a beginner in corsetry! I used twill/ poplin for strength. I can’t wait to start working on my next one!

Material Notes

spiral steel, busk, steel stays, grommets, lace (8 yards)




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Preppy
Cotton, Eyelet, Other, Satin

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    May 13, 2010, 09.53 AMby scandium

    Amazing pattern matching!!! Also, the corset looks pretty fab overall too.

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    May 8, 2010, 03.38 PMby assets

    Excellent Job I want to start my first Corset. You made the pattern well done I may not be as brave.

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    May 4, 2010, 09.55 PMby dmw

    Good Job. I have that same pin up space girls fabric in my stash, and was going to use it in a quilt. I really like how you used it. It turned out really nice.

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    May 2, 2010, 05.44 PMby gray

    It looks really wonderful! I thought that the picture on the corset was a continuation of your tattoos! That would be a neat idea but would take some stitching- I bet.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 08.24 PMby thismamasews

    Nice job. You might find Norah Waugh’s book Corsets and Crinolines useful. I haven’t read it yet myself but do read the blog bridges on the body which chronicles the author’s creations as she sews through the book.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 06.05 PMby mmaldonado

    wow! love corsets, I’m also a novice at this and I’m going to start corset making classes! it’s great that looks that fabulous for being the first one! =D

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    Apr 30, 2010, 04.07 PMby biza

    Wow! Your corset looks beautiful! Congratulations on making such a nice corset your first time! (:

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    Apr 30, 2010, 03.53 PMby alden

    Awesome job! also your tattoos are awesome, just like everyone has said :)

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    Apr 29, 2010, 09.53 PMby Olivia Anne

    matching up that print on the front must have been brutal! (I think it’s separate pieces?) p.s. your back tattoo is sick

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    Apr 29, 2010, 08.29 PMby kristensaurus

    You did a great job, especially for your first one! It looks flawless, and your tattoos are gorgeous, by the way.

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