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Elizabethan Corset 2 by immortalphoenix Elizabethan Corset 2 by immortalphoenix
3 layers of 100% 7.5 oz linen. Circa 28 - 1/4" spring steel bones. The tabs on the bottom are to distribute the weight over the hips so the bottom edge doesn't dig into your waist (uncomfortable! very!) Don't mind the crappily done hand-sewn eyelets, it was my first time trying them, I'll do better next time. The brown on the tips of the laces are from my applying the shrink tips and burning the laces themselves a little. Some of the bones are poking through the linen because it's a shifty material, I need to fix that. This kind of corset is fairly comfortable, actually, because it doesn't compress the stomach. I have no problems breathing in it.

spring/summer 2004
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silvercherriz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite a lovely corset. ^_^
I was wondering, from a professional's point of view, if I try to make a corset for the very first time, will I fail miserably? Is it very, very difficult? Because I really want Christine's Don Juan dress from Phantom of the Opera, but they don't sell it in stores. XD Do they have classes for corset-making?
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immortalphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
My first two attempts were rather pathetic, truth be told. I don't think they have classes. I haven't seen Phantom, so I don't know what to tell you by way of advice for that specifically, but I think it's a worthwile endeavor to try. If I hadn't, I wouldn't be able to do what I do now. :)
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silvercherriz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true. Thank you ^_^
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! Was this a self drafted pattern or which commercial one did you use? I think it's cool you got the straps to work effectively--I couldn't make it work.
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immortalphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005
I use Margo Anderson's patterns for all my Elizabethan costumes as my base, and alter them and decorate them as I see fit. It's a very good pattern. The only problem I have is that they seem to be very wide across the shoulders in back for me, which is strange because I have rather broad shoulders. [link]
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're a Margonian? Are you on the Yahoo Group? If you're not you should check it out. I consider it a goldmine even for just the random stuff. Actually, I've noticed the same thing with the shoulders. I'm using the doublet bodice pattern for the first time this year--I'll let you know if I find the same thing with the shoulders.

BTW, I forgot to ask before, is Bristol your home faire? I am hoping that I can get back to Bristol this year. Although, with MIRF rehearsals it probably won't happen.
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immortalphoenix Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005
I've emailed her countless times to join the yahoo group and she's never responded. I dunno what's up with that. And yes, Bristol is my home faire. I've actually never been to another one. Did you move to Michigan from the Bristol area or something? J/W. I haven't tried the doublet pattern yet, do let me know how that works. I've got my bodice patterns traced and altered for me so I don't have to fit my bodices anymore (it's quite nice), but I haven't done that yet with the doublet. I was going to make that my next project, but then I came across [link] and needed to make a Victorian dress to go over my numerous corsets. :)
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, I've been a Michigan person all my life, but Bristol is a doable drive. Ever since I first came across the Guilde of St. George pictures I've wanted to go to Bristol. *sigh* So shiny. I'll definitely let you know how the doublet turns out. Give the list a shot again...Margo isn't the most organized person at times, and if you don't hear anything in a few weeks let me know and I will post a "hint" message on the list. I love the Truly Victorian stuff--despite the fact that I do have a lot of Elizabethan stuff to do I am going to make a bustle dress this spring. Their stuff looks so awesome.
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tomasina Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
wow amazing stuff... i love elizabethan/victorian underclothing.. where did you learn how to make them?
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ladylucrezia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2005
Luv the corset! Looks far better than the one I tried to make ^^;
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creepydolly Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004   Traditional Artist
very cool. I wish I could sew!
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immortalphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
it's fun. and then, ah, the trials and tribulations of expensive fabrics and stupid mistakes... lol
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creepydolly Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004   Traditional Artist
yeah, I'll stick to drawing. paper is cheap.
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