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Mona Lisa Ruffle Corset

Added Apr 5, 2011

by bodicegoddes...

St. Paul, Minnes...






My best friend commissioned that I make a corset for his girlfriend for Christmas 2010. This was the result!
I started with a four-part corset pattern and added the front lacing detail by folding 2" grosgrain ribbon into the seams as I worked them. The effect turned out amazing. For the back lacing, I did buttonholing only. It’s a once-bitten, twice-shy situation, but I knew that with ribboning this thick, grommets or eyelets wouldn’t work as well.

The full details: upholstery outer detail with soft poly inner and crinoline for structure, poly boning along front seams and back, grosgrain ribbon detail along top edge, grosgrain ribbon ruffle detail, grosgrain ribbon front lacing, triple-reinforced, buttonhole lacers in back; two sets for adjustability, topstitching over all seaming details

Material Notes

grosgrain ribbon, upholstery fabric, crinoline, poly boning




Garment Type
Bohemian, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian
Corduroy, Polyester

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    Apr 6, 2011, 07.55 AMby Helena Holmgren

    Amazing! I like the fabric choise very much! Good job!

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      Apr 19, 2011, 06.35 PMby bodicegoddess589

      Thanks! The fabric’s left over from a messenger bag project, and I’d wanted to use it for a corset since I bought it. I’m so happy with how it turned out.

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    Apr 5, 2011, 07.11 PMby loyl8

    looks beautiful.

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