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The Foliaceous Flirt

Added Jul 31, 2010

by iroiro

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I made this corset for a Wearable Art parade near me, and only had a couple of weeks to finish it! It’s the first time I’ve ever made a corset or used boning, but am pretty pleased with the effect.
There are over 50 embroidered leaves in the whole outfit, which mounts to a lot of work and hand-stitching.

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Material Notes

Cotton, boning, gold thread




Garment Type

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    Aug 3, 2010, 12.06 PMby rokonela

    awesome, the leaves look amazing and I think it was worth the effort hand-stitching

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    Aug 2, 2010, 07.40 PMby seussian

    Crazy- awesome!

    This is really cool. Wonderfully fitted. God bless you, MGJ

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    Aug 2, 2010, 03.46 AMby Ricardo Abreu

    It is a piece of art. Congrat.

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    Aug 1, 2010, 07.55 PMby msgems

    Gorgeous. I love it. :-D

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    Aug 1, 2010, 06.14 PMby asperge11

    what pattern did you use ? btw its really good :)

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      Aug 3, 2010, 08.14 AMby iroiro

      Thank you! I used Simplicity misses lingerie 5006, however the pattern had no sturdiness at all! I had to interface and line the corset, and also sew in some bra cups otherwise it would have just crumpled. Nice easy pattern though.

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    Aug 1, 2010, 02.32 PMby laurwyn

    The gold thread makes such a difference on the leaves! I love them around the cleavage line!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 11.41 AMby libra-s

    Well done! Such a great job and it fits you nicely!

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    Aug 1, 2010, 07.43 AMby rii

    this is very pretty! i can only imagine the amount of handstitching… those leaves look amazing! is that fabric some sort of velvet?

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      Aug 3, 2010, 07.57 AMby iroiro

      Thank you for your comment! No, all the fabric I used was just cotton, however instead of a plain colour, it had a textured look. That may be why it looks a little like velvet :)

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    Aug 1, 2010, 02.35 AMby dameventh

    That is an absolutely amazing thing you’ve done there! I’ve never made a corset myself and looking at your’s has certainly inspired me. Its made really well and looks beautiful!

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