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Milhazes-inspired Corset

Added May 3, 2010

by missmagnolia

Edmonton, Canada






Corset inspired by Rio de Janeiro artist Beatriz Milhazes. I drafted the pattern in a draping class in Brazil and designed the pieces to reflect Milhazes use of contrasts: cuves and straight lines, bright and dark hues, reflective and opaque fabrics. Her work takes inspiration from Carnaval, modernism, the movimento Tropicalista, and artists like Henri Matisse.

Material Notes

So many amazing fabrics to buy downtown Rio!!! Hard to choose!

This corset has 22 pieces and is lined in bright pink cotton with facing and boning.




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Organza, Rayon, Satin, Silk

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    May 20, 2010, 07.49 AMby mariejoe

    Oh wow… I love it !! Great job !

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    May 8, 2010, 03.22 PMby assets

    I love it

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    May 5, 2010, 05.53 AMby milkyway

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH love ittttttttttttttttttttttttt color combination is stunning!!! just great

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    May 4, 2010, 03.12 PMby zickzack

    Love this! The colours and fit are fantastic!

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    May 4, 2010, 12.14 PMby missmagnolia

    thank you so much!!! xo

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    May 4, 2010, 11.33 AMby keren

    amazing – work of art! How creative and free! It came out great!

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    May 4, 2010, 05.48 AMby lizah

    wow, this is great! I don’t usually like corsets very much, but this is so good!

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    May 4, 2010, 05.22 AMby benew

    So Cute. SO Good. I love how well you executed her concepts. I will definitely have to travel to Rio and check out the sweet fabric scene!

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    May 4, 2010, 03.59 AMby rifka

    Wow is right! The fit is perfect and the design is wonderful. I would never guess it was anything less than professionally made.

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    May 3, 2010, 11.30 PMby elisana

    wow! excelente trabalho! Lindo corsete. eu vi a foto na pg principal e imediatamente pensei no Rio! você me lembra minhas primas cariocas :)

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      May 4, 2010, 12.12 PMby missmagnolia

      hehe obrigada!! eu fico no Rio agora e gosto muito!! as cariocas utilizam muitas cores :)

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    May 3, 2010, 11.25 PMby missmagnolia

    thanks! It took a bit of time to make the pattern pieces, but besides that it went by pretty quickly! I had a deadline of 1 week after I had finished the pieces and finished in about 3 days.

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    May 3, 2010, 11.15 PMby lemonilla

    this is beautifully made. good job!

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    May 3, 2010, 10.39 PMby aisther

    I love the colors of it! did it take you long to make?

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