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Steel Boned Body Cage

Added May 10, 2011

by Sara Moskovitz

Portland, Oregon...




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I wasn’t sure about uploading this…it’s got some issues but it’s okay – learning lessons with each koo-koo project I try. I’ve never wrestled with so much steel boning! It was a hoot. Wish the organza wasn’t wrinkled in some spots, that was tricky patterning.

Material Notes

Steel boning, bias tape, polyester organza (couldn’t afford the ritzy real silk organza, ha)


Garment Type

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    May 31, 2011, 10.05 PMby urbandon

    Wow. Amazing. Love this so much.

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    May 11, 2011, 11.48 AMby anajan

    Amazing work! It’s provocative, quite shocking, yet beautiful! BRAVO!

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    May 11, 2011, 08.04 AMby Julia Gulia

    This is seriously AMAZING!! OMG I wish I could make something like that!! It’s so funky and creative, just like all of your projects.

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      May 11, 2011, 05.54 PMby Sara Moskovitz

      Lollipops Rainbows, you CAN make stuff like this! You can make whatever your heart dreams up…I promise.

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    May 11, 2011, 12.26 AMby pambox

    what i really love about your projects is that you really run with your concepts, even if it does mean taking things to crazy extremes. it is great to have you on here sharing your kooky ideas, doing something so different from what most of us could even dream up.

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      May 11, 2011, 03.53 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Aww, Pambox, your message really made my night, thank you for the kind words. Everyone has been so incredibly encouraging, it’s been really fun uploading these photos.

      I love your cat and biplane skirts! Fabulous (quirky, wink wink) fabric pattern choices!

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    May 10, 2011, 07.54 PMby alexus1325

    LOL, at least your work is definitely recognizable! You’ve got a great brand image going :D

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    May 10, 2011, 02.38 PMby jimsalmon

    Great idea. For me it is steampunk meeting 1950s Vogue. Thanks for sharing.

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      May 11, 2011, 03.55 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Ohh, I love your description Jim! Thanks so much!

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    May 10, 2011, 02.02 PMby kelepso

    You know what? It still looks great no matter how you think about it. Every project has flaws, but it photgraphs lovely and I REALLY like it a lot!!!!

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      May 11, 2011, 03.48 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Kelepso, thank you. I’ve been following you a bit on Burda…you auditioned for Project Runway, yes? I hope that turned out wonderfully for you!

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      May 12, 2011, 02.41 AMby kelepso

      Following me? Wow, I’m flattered! I’m still experimenting and learning what I enjoy the most about fashion – Men’s wear, women’s wear and now kids! Lol!

      Q#2 – I submitted an application last month. Thanks for the well wishes.

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    May 10, 2011, 02.01 PMby bjr99

    What a great creation! Any chance of including the directions?

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      May 10, 2011, 06.21 PMby Sara Moskovitz

      Hi bjr99 -

      I would love to include instructions but the whole experience of patterning it and putting it together was pretty kooky. And klutzy. :) If I ever do it again, I’ll take step-by-step photos. Looking at how-tos for vintage panniers really helped in the construction for this too.

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    May 10, 2011, 01.19 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona


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    May 10, 2011, 08.17 AMby amibambini

    I’m also really glad you uploaded it. It’s a fabulous creation and the photograph is beautiful.

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      May 11, 2011, 03.56 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thank you so much for the kind words Amibambini.

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    May 10, 2011, 04.59 AMby junaluska

    Totally strange but absolutely amazing! I’m so glad you decided to upload it.

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      May 10, 2011, 05.02 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Thanks for the sweet support Junaluska. Xoxo.

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    May 10, 2011, 03.56 AMby yesicap416

    lady Gaga<3 love it

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    May 10, 2011, 03.46 AMby kanamithedreamer

    That’s really cool!

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    May 10, 2011, 03.38 AMby yvettemariesfineart

    Wow! This is interesting! I’ve never seen something like this! I love it! Doesn’t look easy to make with all the boning! :0)

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      May 11, 2011, 03.58 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      Ahh, it wasn’t easy but it sure was fun. I kept having to make trips back to the fabric store to buy more yards of boning. The ladies at the counter were pretty puzzled. :)

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      May 13, 2011, 11.49 PMby yvettemariesfineart

      Well, I just love it and look forward to seeing more of your creations! Very passionate work! :0)

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    May 10, 2011, 03.06 AMby freakusbzzz

    Creative, but how do you pee?

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      May 11, 2011, 03.58 AMby Sara Moskovitz

      You just have to hold it. Forever. :)

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      May 11, 2011, 11.46 AMby anajan


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