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Purple Spirals Corset Gown

Added Aug 17, 2010

by zoe-may

New England, Nsw...






This is my Major Textiles Project for my HSC, and it is also the reason I have not been able to sew much of anything for the past 6 months or so.
Finally completed, packaged and sent away yesterday!! And in two weeks I will be free from Major works, and free to sew! … and study.

The bodice is the Silverado Corset from Laughing Moon Mercantile. I must say it is an excellent pattern to own; the instructions are amazingly simple and although there are complicated bits, it turned out near to perfect.
The corset is interlined with 2 layers of cotton twill, and the lining fabric is this beautifully soft and light cotton that I found on sale. As you can see, the front is heavily embroidered by hand and with a bit of beading too. I used spring steel boning around the eyelets, a steel busk for the front closure and spiral steel for the seams, although I decided to leave out a few pieces for times sake and so that I did not have to sew over my embroidery.

For the skirt, I cut 3 half circles, joined them with french seams and an interfaced waistband, and hemmed 7 yards of fabric by hand… Then, with much racking of nerves, dyed the entire thing in the laundry tub.
I cut a stencil for the painted spiral design around the hem of the skirt, and then it was complete.
Took these photos about 20 minutes before I rushed away to hand it in! My cat Mustard was quite happy to join in = ).

Material Notes

Satin, Cotton twill, Lightweight cotton. Boning, eyelets, satin for binding, twill tape, busk closure, lace trim, beads, etc.

This beautiful 70% rayon fabric I found by chance. It drapes nicely and you probably can’t tell in the photos but it has a faint sparkle to it as well.




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Evening Wear, Romantic, Victorian
Cotton, Rayon, Satin

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    Feb 23, 2011, 01.35 PMby asperge11

    amazing, beautiful, gorgeous….

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    Aug 25, 2010, 10.09 PMby drysfa


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    Aug 18, 2010, 05.17 PMby badkitty-1

    Fabulous colour and your embroidery and beading are beautiful. What a gorgeous outfit xx

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.44 AMby 6kidsathome

    The color the embroidery and the look in general is amazing.

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    Aug 17, 2010, 04.16 AMby ivorykohl

    I love it all, but the embroidery is amazing! A work of art.

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    Aug 17, 2010, 01.31 AMby fuccosim

    nice! i like the colour!

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