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edwardian style waspie

Added Mar 17, 2010

by helenadoll

Bedford, United ...






I made this to look very old, and I only wear it as underwear. It’s made out of upholstery fabric, which sometimes have lovely patterns, and are also strong enough for corsetry :)

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    May 23, 2010, 07.45 PMby flowergirl22

    The colour is so radiant,, nice littel flowers to go with it.

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    Mar 22, 2010, 05.17 PMby monubigina

    You are a doll!! Secondly – did you draft this yourself – it seems as if your top dimensions were a bit off in measurement. I only say that because the gap in the back is much more narrow at the top than the bottom. Not the 2 inch gap all the way down that custom tailored corsets boast. Regardless – this is nice, very pretty, and great choice of fabric!

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      Mar 24, 2010, 02.26 PMby helenadoll

      I think this is because I didn’t make the waist smal enough, It wasn’t supposed to close at the bottom :)

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    Mar 20, 2010, 08.21 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    This is so gorgeous. I keep wanting to try making a corset but I’m always backed up with other projects! Good job on yours.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.45 PMby suzijewels

    I love this. By “bone casing” do you mean boning up the seams? Or something else?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 05.09 PMby helenadoll

      you sew bone casing onto the seams, then fold that down and stitch it. I might put up a how to next time I make a corset, it’s quite hard to explain..

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.28 PMby badkitty-1

    Gorgeous, your corsets are really beautiful xx

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    Mar 18, 2010, 02.39 PMby scheryka

    There’s that baby doll waist again. I like ths look of this one – vintagy.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 09.21 AMby imvisible

    It looks very professional and fits perfect. How long does it take to make one?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 01.07 PMby helenadoll

      It takes maybe a day and a half. The fiddly bit is the bone casing

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    Mar 18, 2010, 08.05 AMby msgems

    This is so beautiful… I am going to make my first corset really soon but would you recommend any good patterns? What pattern did you use for this?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 01.09 PMby helenadoll

      I went on a corset-making course, and made a pattern out of the resulting corset. Very fiddly and time consuming, then I just cut the top off it.
      I would recommend going to venacavadesign.com and buying a pattern. You will probably have to fiddle with it to make it fit, and then cut off the top like I did. I hope this helps :)

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      Mar 18, 2010, 03.48 PMby msgems

      I just bought the book you were talking about on your other post of the black and red under bust corset.. I cant wait for that to arrive. I might also have a look into courses…. was it an evening course you did? I’m thinking there must be something similar in Brighton. Really loving your work by the way – very inspiring. x

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    Mar 18, 2010, 07.55 AMby amy-lee-1

    I want to make my own waspie for tightlacing, but can’t decide on a pattern. Any suggestions?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 01.11 PMby helenadoll

      I just cut the top off another pattern that fitted me :)

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    Mar 18, 2010, 04.53 AMby cquinn13

    it’s beautiful, did you use a pattern?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 01.11 PMby helenadoll

      If you see my reply to Ms.Gems, that explains it. :)

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    Mar 17, 2010, 09.40 PMby ticklishmoose

    So lovely! You did a wonderful job!! :D

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    Mar 17, 2010, 09.15 PMby sarahuk4

    This is stunning I’ve always wanted one of these but am scared to attempt to make one.

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