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Black Rose Corset

Added May 24, 2009

by skate

London, United K...






This is my first attempt at a corset. I found this material and fell in love with it. It’s a grey base, but in the light it also shines purple/red.
I used a Butterick Pattern (B4254) but lengthened it by 3 inches.

Material Notes

Grey material with black velvet roses, Thick black cotton for the lining, Black satin bias binding, Metal busk, lengths of 1cm thick spiral steel.





A Rare Notion, for their busk instructions.


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    May 25, 2009, 07.30 AMby ivorynoire

    The length needed can indeed be surprisingly much. I think the maker of mine said it took about 7 meters. That leaves quite a lot hanging in the back when it’s tightened but that’s 10-15 cm off my waist there. Gotta leave extra so it can be loosened enough :).

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    May 25, 2009, 03.29 AMby skate

    Thanks for the lovely comments, everyone! :)

    It is a tightenable corset but unfortunately I did not buy the correct length of laceing for the back… =S At the moment it is just temporary (because I couldnt wait to try it on!) When I get the time to go to the shops Im going to get some more and lace it properly! :)

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    May 25, 2009, 03.19 AMby ivorynoire

    A wonderful piece, truly beautiful. I can’t tell for sure from the pictures if it is a “real” tightenable corset but if it is or you are planning on making one that is, you might want to do the lacing in the back a little differently. Here is a nice picture of the way I do mine. If you tighten from the middle instead of from either end, the string flows nicer through the holes and it’s easier to tighten evenly. Work your way up to the middle from the lower edge and down from the upper edge, repeat if necessary and tie the middle loops when you’ve reached the tightness you wanted. And if you have tightened the corset, never ever open it from the front before loosening the back or the corset will be damaged from the tension being released too quickly.

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    May 24, 2009, 10.23 PMby effervescence

    First attempt???? I guess there will be more to come…
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    May 24, 2009, 06.20 PMby caterina1980

    Great work for a first attempt and love the fabric!

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    May 24, 2009, 06.42 AMby ralarkins

    Very nice job!

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