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The Dark Corset Dress

Added Jan 16, 2012

by marloncosta

Boston, Massachu...




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I made this dress a while back. I started making it without knowing what I wanted it to be, I just knew I wanted that draped fabric over the skirt creating that cowl effect. I ended up with this halter form fitting cocktail dress. It has a corset structure built in with boning and everything (The purpose for the bonig was just to give the dress that structure it needed so I opted for something light like rigiliene boning).

Material Notes

rigilene boning, synthetic fabric with metallic thread, satin for lining, Cotil for the corset inner construction, zipper.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Evening Wear, Punk
Cotton, Blends, Linen, Other

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    Nov 10, 2012, 04.54 AMby anabella68

    love it!!!

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    May 13, 2012, 09.08 PMby JPGagnon

    WOW. I love the fabrication and shaping done here! Did you flat pattern? Drape?


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      Feb 28, 2014, 06.22 AMby marloncosta

      I draped it man! Thanks!

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    May 6, 2012, 08.07 PMby Adriana Orozco

    My dear Malon, I have´nt seen you for a long time!!! and this dress is spectacular, like all your works!!!

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    Feb 8, 2012, 01.49 AMby JuliaBobbin

    Oh it’s gorgeous! You sure know how to make the female form pop!! Fantastic!

    (Apologies for my excessive use of exlamation marks – I got a little excited)

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    Feb 6, 2012, 11.00 PMby piackdy

    OMG stunning. My first thought: Angelina Jolie. Then I thought: Barbie! Photoshop! Until I read about the built in corset of course. That’ll do it.

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    Feb 6, 2012, 07.45 PMby Sewing And Style

    this is class

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.23 AMby Andrea Delesdernier

    Stunning. the form is great.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.50 PMby urbandon

    Excellent piece!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.11 PMby marloncosta

      Thanks dude! I really appreciate comments from you!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.03 AMby Gurtlamorous

    wow…. just wow

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.12 PMby marloncosta

      Thanks Guto! I love the dramatic fashion forward pieces on your studio as well!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 10.21 PMby Gurtlamorous

      i would say your stuff is more fashion forward than mine…. but thank you x

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    Jan 17, 2012, 07.56 AMby wardrobe-cat

    STUNNING!!! Perfect party Frock. Any chance of pics of the back? Did you use a pattern, or did you have a play with the fabric? Might need to make something like this for myself ;)

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.16 PMby marloncosta

      The back is simple. There`s is a center back zipper and the draped over piece ends on the central back seam right under the zipper. This dress was draped on the form as well ( I just love to drape…). Thanks for the kind comment!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.51 PMby wardrobe-cat

      Thankyou. If I hadn’t embarked on a Frock already, a variation of this would have have been on the cards. I forgot to ask, what kind of fabric is it?

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      Jan 19, 2012, 02.48 PMby marloncosta

      I don`t know the name but it`s a blend of synthetics and it has this super fine silver thread woven in (u would have to get really close to be able to see the silver thread) that gives it that wet shine effect.

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      Jan 19, 2012, 09.56 PMby wardrobe-cat

      I hardly ever know what the special stuff is called. More like ‘Tis-shiny-and-pretty-and-i-must-have-it’. Probably a little irresposibe, but there is a tendancy to get distracted by shiny things ;)
      Thankyou. What boning did you use on the corset?

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      Jan 26, 2012, 08.33 PMby marloncosta

      Rigilene boning. Those that you can sew on top of. The purpose for the bonig was just to give the dress that structure it needed so I opted for something light like rigiliene boning.

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      Jan 26, 2012, 10.15 PMby wardrobe-cat

      Thanks. Still stunning ;)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.12 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    HOT very very HOT and supersexy and goodlooking and wellmade :-)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.47 AMby gedwoods

    Extraordinary creation! This would get my vote as “Project of the year”!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.18 PMby marloncosta

      Wow man!!! Thanks!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.12 AMby kelepso

    Impeccably smashing!

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      Jan 18, 2012, 08.23 PMby marloncosta

      …not as much as your menswear dude!

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    Jan 16, 2012, 08.11 PMby patti-r

    Awesome!!! Always look forward to seeing your new creations!!

    In case others missed this one it was exquisite:


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