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kitsch pirate corset and fascinator

Added Dec 9, 2009

by alyb

London, United K...






Another impulse fabric purchase and my first attempt at making a corset style top. Plastic boned, with gimp braid over the boning for decoration and extra strength. The front of the top is made from a Japanese design cotton fabric and lined with cotton drill. The back and side panels are corduroy with cotton drill lining (learnt the hard way that corduroy is only strong in one direction, so the back panels had to be taken apart and relined with the stronger cotton drill). Decorative trim at the top is made from purple tulle ribbon and more gimp braid.
Matching hat made from a fascinator base covered with the same fabric, hat netting gathered on top and sewn loosely in random places to creat a full, ruffed up effect. Matching tulle ribbon tied in a bow and added to the back as extra decoration

Material Notes

Cotton, corduroy, cotton drill, rigiline boning, gimp braid, tulle ribbon, fascinator hat base.




Garment Type
Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita
Corduroy, Cotton, Tulle

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    Dec 13, 2009, 04.24 PMby babygirlb

    how did you curve the bust ? i made one and it doesnt cover my boops. should i put boning on the very top too?

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      Dec 15, 2009, 02.47 PMby alyb

      I’ve used rigiline plastic boning on this (I would usually only wear corsets with steel boning but this was my first attempt at making one, so went for the easier option!).
      The boning is sewn up each seam and across the top. This pattern has a very generous cut on the bust area – too much so for me in fact and I’ve had to make several adjustments to take it in!

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    Dec 9, 2009, 08.58 PMby monkeymomsc1

    I love this. Adorable with a spicey kick! would love to be able to make corsets. yours is truely inspirational.

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      Dec 10, 2009, 02.34 PMby alyb

      Thank you! Its by no means perfect, technically, but I’m quite pleased for a first attempt and have learnt from mistakes made.
      And the fabric is just gorgeous, so I hope I’m succeeded in doing some justice to it!!

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