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White Brocade Victorian Corset

Added Jul 18, 2010

by gedwoods

Quebec, Canada




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This is my first corset, made using the Silverado pattern from Laughing Moon. I chose a white brocade coutil fabric and the corset is finished both on the outside and the inside. I made this for my cousin, Karen, shown in the images. Took hundreds of hours of work, but I’m really satisfied with the results. I’m going to finish it off with a ribbon at the top, and the lacing needs to be longer. (PS I’m having trouble loading images due to problems with the website… in a few days there should be more photos!)

Material Notes

White coutil, steel bones, white thread, busk, grommets, white ribbon, white laces




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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.41 PMby stuffit-1

    love it, looks very great! nice job!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 03.41 AMby 5294sandras

    WOW! Nice work.

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    Aug 31, 2010, 11.54 PMby djel

    I loved the corset. Congratulations! I plan to cook a very soon.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 08.40 PMby bjeppson

    Good work. Where do you get your steel bones?

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.34 PMby kajsasyr

    that is truly brilliant! I’m looking forward to more pictures. Now I understand why these are so expensive to buy – 100s of hours to make… boy, you’ve got some patience!

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      Jul 28, 2010, 08.47 PMby gedwoods

      I’m told a dedicated professional can get the time down to about 30-40 hours work, but I wasn’t really counting for my first try out!

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    Jul 19, 2010, 03.28 PMby kimboat

    Wow! Impressed.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 03.09 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice! I can imagine it was a lot of work.

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    Jul 19, 2010, 01.31 AMby sewingqueen-1

    Well done – I have this pattern waiting in queue – it’s nice to see how it turns out.

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    Jul 18, 2010, 07.58 PMby nehmah

    Very nice work. A star in your sewing crown.;-) Cordially, Nehmah

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    Jul 18, 2010, 07.20 PMby angelical

    Love it!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 07.20 PMby badkitty-1

    Hi Ged, Wow this is amazing! What a lot of work you have done on this. It is such a lovely shape and finished so well. Your cousin must be really happy :) I have never made the Silverado (only the Dore) but you have really inspired me to give it a go. Those bust gores look kind of tricky though. Any hints? K xx

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      Jul 18, 2010, 08.18 PMby gedwoods

      The bust gores are a bit tricky to do… I’m thinking of preparing a short tutorial on that when I get back home in a week or so…

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      Jul 28, 2010, 08.49 PMby gedwoods

      Actually, upon reflection, the bust gores are just like godet insets into a dress, with similar issues involved in getting it right… If you’ve done the one, you should be able to do the other!

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    Jul 18, 2010, 06.50 PMby sevenine65

    Nice Job…

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