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26 April 2011 @ 06:55 pm
Goldenrod silk underbust with black lace applique and external bone casings  
Hi Everyone,

We've been busy drafting and testing a few new patterns for the past 6 months or so.  We constructed this last corset to showcase a new underbust pattern that is now available in our etsy shop.  Our main goal with this pattern was to create a beautiful silhouette and a garment suitable for tightlacing.  There are very few commercial patterns available that offer a decent reduction, let alone proper sizing! Now there is a pattern that has both! 

For this garment we constructed a sample size 22" without any modifications or alterations.  Right "out of the box" it fits a variety of ladies and is easily altered when necessary. 

We wanted to make something special and a little luxe, so when we found some goldenrod silk in our studio we knew we had something promising!  The inner core is black British coutil and the exterior shell is golden silk shantung.  This corset was constructed using the sandwich method and in order to give body to the lightweight silk we also used a medium weight interfacing.  Once the shell was constructed we laid out the black lace and decided on an appropriate placement.  This was done by cutting and trimming the motif from the width of the goods, then pinning the desired shape to the garment.  Once the lace was delicately applied by machine, the next order of business was bone channels.

This particular corset contains 16 steel bones, a mix of spiral and spring.  The bone channels were constructed by fusing a single layer of coutil to a single layer of silk.  Once this was set and cooled, the bias strips were sewn into tubes and pressed flat with the aid of metal bias pressing bars.  These casings were then laid out and stitched to the corset with the help of a zipper foot.  Bones were then easily inserted, firmly nested between fabric and body.

The corset also features a modesty panel with the same lace applique.  This was constructed and then attached while the corset was being laced. 

We contacted one of our photographers and he graciously supplied the following images.  He was also kind enough to bring along one of his models who happened to be a size 22". We are quite pleased with the results!  Finally a multi-sized pattern that offers a curvy shape! Hurrah!

fullmoonightfullmoonight on April 26th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Wow that's gorgeous!
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 04:57 am (UTC)
Thank you, we were so excited to see it on the model!
Claire Hummelshoomlah on April 27th, 2011 12:09 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I'm going to have to pick up that pattern. :)

kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's currently in the esty store and the first 5 patterns for each of the three sizes can be purchased for a special promotional price of $11.25 (25% off). If you follow the link it'll take you right to the available sizes.
Annarabid_bookwyrm on April 27th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
I've added a pattern| tag for you (pattern|king & company); if you'd like it changed at all (king & co, king and co, whatever), just let me know.
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 05:06 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! The tag (pattern|King & company) works perfectly. I'll go ahead and re-tag the entry.

Annarabid_bookwyrm on April 27th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Already did, but I'm sure you noticed that. :)
Guardian of Lightivory_ebony on April 27th, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
Thank you, this makes us quite happy :)

There are still (3) 18"-22" and (2) 30"-34" available for the 25% off promotional price. The 24"-28" turned out to be very popular and has already sold out of it's first printing!
Guardian of Lightivory_ebony on April 27th, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
I just grabbed the 18"-22" pattern right now in fact!
Although I'm not entirely sure how the discount works as it wasn't automatic (pay full price and then get refunded back?)
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
Exactly so! Thank you for your order. We always love to see photos of the finished product!
iriscostume: BBWiriscostume on April 27th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
i bought the 24-28 and 30-34 as soon as i saw the first post about these patterns.
i got quite a good discount, wondered where it came from until i saw this
cant wait to use it!!
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your order. They were shipped out yesterday!
Fiona Janedrhikaru on April 27th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
When will you be reprinting the 24-28 sizes? *_*
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Wow! We sold out of all sizes in two days!
We are off to the printers today and have posted
more to restock!

artisticcrazyartisticcrazy on April 27th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
Yes, I'd also like to know, will you be reprinting the 24-28 size? I missed out this time.
kingandcompanykingandcompany on April 27th, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
We've gotten more printed and they are available in our store : )
WishWordswishwords on April 28th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
How beautiful! It looks amazing on that model.

ETA and thank you for restocking so quickly.

Edited at 2011-04-28 01:46 pm (UTC)
Claudiaatasharuku on April 29th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
I'm sad to see that 28" sold out. I love the shape. :)
Claudiaatasharuku on April 29th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
Whoops - I see that you restocked. I'll definitely keep this pattern in mind for my first corset. =P