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The Nucky Thompson Corset

Added Oct 21, 2012

by Craftine

Castlerock, France






I’m a BIG fan of TV series (especially HBO) and I love old school gangster movies which the action takes place during prohibition, roaring 20’s… So, Boardwalk empire fascinates me! I love the look of Nucky Thompson, his cynicism, his three piece suits, his stiff collars and of course the choice of printed fabrics who are fabulous! When I found this piece of old fabric I thought Nucky could wear it ! I had just enough fabric to make an underbust…

Technical details:

- this is a two layers corset ; external layer is wool and lining is heavy cotton.- there is no waist tape
- for the front closure I used heavy duty hooks and eyes
- the bone casing are external and sewn in grosgrain ribbon
- there is 16 bones; 2 flat steel bones at front and back closure and 12 spiral bones over each seam.
- I used a vinyl binding tape, its cute but it’s a real pain to sew properly…

I’ve uploaded my pattern on my blog, you can use it if you have the same measurement than I or adjust it.

Material Notes

cotton, wool, vinyl, grosgrain, bones



Related Techniques


Garment Type
Business, Classic, Evening Wear, Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Punk, Rock, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Eyelet, Wool

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    Oct 22, 2012, 06.45 PMby Chynx

    Love your work…Excellent !!!

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    Oct 22, 2012, 10.30 AMby leokadia


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    Oct 22, 2012, 02.44 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Love your work!!! :-D

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    Oct 21, 2012, 04.51 PMby Redsonia

    I had a look at your blog and must admit your projects are awesome! Where did you learn to sew?

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      Oct 21, 2012, 05.18 PMby Craftine

      Thank you! : )
      I learned to sew especially through internet … I find all the answers to my questions either on blogs, forums or videos. I also have two good books that explain the basics of sewing. On my desk, there is always a sewing machine and a computer because I am a graphic designer, so I also use my computer to draw my patterns and my sketch (with Illustrator & Photoshop).

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    Oct 21, 2012, 04.30 PMby Lillyella

    Awesome! If sewing skills are a sign for a personality, you definitely won’t need to go and buy some! ;D

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