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The Zen Charmer Corset

Added May 8, 2011

by lugreen

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A corset based on Alasse’s Unmentionable pattern and the techniques in Linda Sparks’ book The Basics of Corset Building.

Material Notes

Alexander Henry cotton, coutil, canvas, spiral steel boning, bone casing, grosgrain ribbon, eyelet tape, lacings




Garment Type
Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Eyelet, Other

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    Jul 8, 2012, 12.55 AMby 20beverly08

    beautiful fabric and design. I have got to make one of these!

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    May 10, 2011, 07.58 AMby stuffit-1

    lovely fabric choice, it turned out great.

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    May 9, 2011, 09.51 AMby fashionfreek

    Lovely! I just love your choice of colours. Your corset in nice.

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    May 8, 2011, 09.41 PMby alasse

    Wow! Awesome job! I’m especially impressed by your use of the patterned fabric… I always find matching patterns up so annoying :)

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      May 9, 2011, 10.24 AMby lugreen

      thank you!
      i started with it completely matched but then didn’t like how it was working out, so was a ble to cheat and just concentrate on a few panels… :)

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    May 8, 2011, 09.36 PMby angelical

    The corset is very unique and beautiful. The black contrast is genious. I have thought about buying the book (The Basics of Corset building), would you recommend it?

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      May 9, 2011, 10.18 AMby lugreen

      I would; as a corset building novice I found it a great secondary resource for explaining the different types of materials available and the instructions are really clear. In addition to that it has different ways of building corsets included which would be lovely to explore if I ever made any more.

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