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French Corset

Added Feb 26, 2010

by alivia

Vienna, Austria






That piece was drafted by me, the pattern is historical but has been renewed and optimized in it’s correct fit quite a few times. Nevertheless, it has managed to stay quite “original” and is common for theaters or movies to use it for costumes. I drafted it with my actual measurements and reduced the waistline about 6 cm and there was no need to define more. When I wear it, theres a gap in the back with about 4-5 cm, because I actually don’t want the fastening to touch neatly. I plan to lose weight, so maybe later the gap will get smaller. The main reason is to be flexible with weight without ruining the fit. :)

A more detailed description of the work process is on LaGupire

Material Notes

Shantung Silk (1x) and Interfacing, Muslin (2x – fine quality, 2x rough quality), Canvas(1x), Erbelin (1x), Wadding (1x)
equals 8 layers to sew though!




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Rock, Victorian
Cotton, Other, Silk

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    Nov 9, 2010, 06.34 PMby carottesauvage

    That’s stunning! If you apply the same dedication to the fine arts your paintings must be quiet something!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 05.04 PMby goddessof


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    Aug 30, 2010, 03.38 PMby parze


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    Mar 22, 2010, 11.16 AMby helenadoll

    It’s beautiful. I’ve used lace on corsets before, but never thought to use it like this, very clever. And It’s the best way to do it if you leave a gap at the back, because it can shrink as you do :D

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    Mar 1, 2010, 09.46 PMby sophienissirios

    You did a great job with this corset. I love the detail on it :-)

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    Mar 1, 2010, 01.51 AMby lady-anairam

    Amazin’! my congrats to you!

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      Mar 1, 2010, 06.40 AMby alivia

      Thank you!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 11.15 PMby renate

    yes, simply beautiful

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    Feb 28, 2010, 07.32 PMby badkitty-1

    Gorgeous xx

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    Feb 28, 2010, 10.10 AMby amy-lee-1

    This is absolutely stunning! I am so jealous. I wish I had your sewing skills!

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      Mar 1, 2010, 06.39 AMby alivia

      Omg.. thank you so much! blush

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    Feb 26, 2010, 09.13 PMby victors


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    Feb 26, 2010, 08.50 PMby alivia

    Thank you all so much!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 08.37 PMby dorawarren


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    Feb 26, 2010, 08.31 PMby goldilox

    love the lace on this

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    Feb 26, 2010, 06.44 PMby amandahaas

    wonderful corset. nice detailing. I have yet to figure out how to out a busk in my corsets.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 06.26 PMby fosteretalk

    This is so beautiful. It is beyond words. I just love it.

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      Feb 26, 2010, 06.41 PMby alivia

      Thank you SO much.
      You are my first annotator on burdastyle!
      I really really appreciate it!

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