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16 February 2006 @ 11:46 pm
Duct Tape Corset!  
slave_charity has a way of pushing my buttons by wanting things made out of the most arcane materials.

Note to anyone who wants to try this at home: Don't try to send duct tape through your brand new industrial-grade sewing machine. It will just make it very, VERY mad. :P

I built this corset by making a twill lining with Simplicity 5726, then taping some floopy cable ties to it for boning that it didn't really need, but I liked the look of. I kept applying duct tape to the lining in a visually appealing manner then bound it with bias tape. The broken heart was made by taping black duct tape to twill and cutting out the shape. It's [ironically enough] duct taped onto the corset.

More pics here [link pops]
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellorgrimacounsellor on February 17th, 2006 05:30 am (UTC)
Well theres an interesting adventure. if you do another one, I segest making the duct tape look like its sectioned off like a corset is.

I use duct tape to make corset paterns for fabric. I get a really nice tight fitting corset that way.

Looks great though. I like the idea.
She Saw Redalizarincrimson on February 17th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
I wanted to make the duct tape look like sections, but the girl is sooooo tiny! [23" waist] I had trouble getting the tape on her AND looking nice.

I was even tempted to draw on it with a sharpie...but I didn't want to steal from the visual impact of the broken heart.
calmingdragoncalmingdragon on February 18th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
So I have seen reference to the "Tshirt and Duct Tape" method of corset drafting. I have yet to see a reference to the actual methodology. Can you send a link out there to either the LJ post on how to do this or give me a quick synopsis?
Grima Wormtongue, the creepy counsellorgrimacounsellor on February 18th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)

Well here are the basics. You get a t-shirt or fabric garment of choice, I picked a old nighty because it was thin fabric, duct tape yourself up in it nice and tight, but obviously not enough where you cant breath. corset comfort tight. When you got a nice thick bulk of duct tape layers, you cut yourself out of it by runing a line down the front where you'd put the busk.

The rest is a bit tricky, involves needing to know how to draft a pattern,as you cut out corset patern shapes out of the duct tape. Put them on a practice fabric and add hem allowance. do the mock up to see how close you got and ajust from there.

It takes alot of time but you get a really nice snug fit. I use it because I live alone and trying to measure yourself for this kind of thing is a pain. so much easyer to wrap and go.

I think I have a book that shows how to do it better. if you want more info, I can scan it for you. I probably did a lousy job of explaining it. sorry.
_luminosity_ on February 17th, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
wow, great job on a truly weird request! Maybe she'll hand you a few rolls of plastic wrap for her next one :D
edith_mfedith_mf on February 17th, 2006 06:43 am (UTC)
great effect.
刹那~Setsuna~gothxxangel on February 17th, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
I like it! The red and black contrast are great. What an idea...duct tape! The corset and the model are both gorgeous. The back of the corset is great too, and the location fits well (very very cool and gothy! Yay!). I can imagine it might make a sewing machine crabby, all that glue going through it...wow!
Misseymrw372435 on February 17th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC)
That is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. A friend gave me a sketch a few years ago for a duct tape corset she wanted, but I could never figure out where to start. It honestly didn't occur to me to use an inner layer of fabric. Thanks!
She Saw Redalizarincrimson on February 17th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
I was puzzled at first, too...but I pretty much built the corset right onto her. It saved me from having to worry about fittings. :P
Misseymrw372435 on February 17th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I had thought at one point of wrapping her in plastic wrap and basically making a busk-less back-laced overbust corset. She's kind of small, so I don't expect to get much squish on her anyway. Hmm...I'll have to revisit those sketches...
justtobeme2justtobeme2 on February 17th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
pretty cool..what about building it over a tshirt then cutting it off her, trim it up like a corset and could even put grommets and lacing in it..
She Saw Redalizarincrimson on February 17th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
she brought a t-shirt to build it over, but it was a flimsy white wifebeater...and I wanted it to have a [black]lining that could hold up to duct tape seepage for a couple years.

It does have grommets and lacing! See? ;)

pixelparade on February 17th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
That's really cool.
I made a duct tape corset once, but it was made of only duct tape. It sort of melted or something wierd happened to it so it's falling apart now. If I ever decide to make one again I think I'll use a fabric lining.
giffydollgiffydoll on February 17th, 2006 10:54 pm (UTC)
Just awesome!
avid_stumbleravid_stumbler on February 18th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
Interesting idea, and great approach. Cool effect too.