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Steel-boned evening corset

Added Feb 25, 2010

by helenadoll

Bedford, United ...






I made this corset to wear to my boyfriend’s work Christmas party,.. any excuse to dress up!
It has a 20" waist and it was a struggle to eat my 3 course meal!

Material Notes

Cotton backed duchess satin, dyed red. Lace overlay and black ribbons.




Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Mar 1, 2010, 09.52 PMby sophienissirios

    Great work, corset looks awesome :-)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 02.18 PMby badkitty-1

    This is beautiful and fits you so well. Stunning xx

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    Feb 26, 2010, 08.59 PMby fosteretalk

    Very nice! You are stunning in it.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 07.02 AMby amy-lee-1

    This is brilliant. The last corset I made was from a 16th century historic pattern, but next time I want a more Victorian look like this. Did you use a pattern, or design your own?

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      Feb 26, 2010, 04.30 PMby helenadoll

      I went on a corset-making course in London a few years ago, and I got a pattern there, which I altered to my size, this has been changed so it’s more supportive so I can wear it on it’s own :)

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      Feb 28, 2010, 10.06 AMby amy-lee-1

      Bummer! My pattern making skills are not up to scratch enough to tailor one to my measurements. Will have to keep up the search for a suitable pattern though!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 06.44 AMby keren

    gorgeous! Looks perfect on you and incredibly sexy and feminine.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 06.44 AMby keren

    gorgeous! Looks perfect on you and incredibly sexy and feminine.

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    Feb 26, 2010, 06.13 AMby cquinn13

    it’s absolutely gorgeous! did you use a pattern? where do you get your supplies? Love it.

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      Feb 26, 2010, 04.31 PMby helenadoll

      I used an altered patter to fit my size. I get my things from venacavadesign.com which is really good and you can get all sorts of things on there!

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    Feb 26, 2010, 03.33 AMby funnymuffin

    Oh so tiny. Beautiful work though.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 11.44 PMby misskriss

    Amazing! lovely design.

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    Feb 25, 2010, 10.54 PMby Jodi Wade

    20 inches?! i just got out my tape measure to see how big (small) that is. Wow!

    It is beautiful with the lace.

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      Feb 25, 2010, 11.24 PMby helenadoll

      yeah it thought it would look nice, took me while to choose how many panels to do lace, annoyingly I have no photos of the back!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 09.58 PMby helenadoll

    Thanks ladies :D And it’s not that uncomfortable as the pressure inside the corset goes down after you’ve worn it for a while :)

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      Feb 25, 2010, 10.00 PMby helenadoll

      But I was very hungover for this photoshoot haha

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    Feb 25, 2010, 09.12 PMby mixtlii

    OMG, what a tiny waist! You look fantastic!

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.54 PMby abbyzeeble

    That’s absolutely gorgeous. However I think I’d die if I tried to wear it! It looks lovely on you. (Also I dig the hair, mine was that colour for a while)

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    Feb 25, 2010, 08.43 PMby jsh-1

    LOVE IT!!!

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