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17 January 2006 @ 09:34 pm
Stuff that I've done lately...  
Finished this last night...

The client wanted a 'corset' fashioned after Marine dress blues to wear for a photo shoot. The inner workings = two layers of twill and some DT boning, the outside is a remnant of black poly gabardine. I originally bought a yard of super swank wool fabric, then brought it home and realized it wasn't black, but a VERY dark blue! D'oh! Finished with red piping, red bias, brass size 00 grommets and brass USMC dress blue buttons.

Also, there's this red hot little number:

It's made of a spiffy red see-thru vinyl I scored at Jo-Ann's months ago.

Both corsets are made from the same pattern - a slightly altered McCall's 2799. I really like this pattern for it's longer lines, and it's a quick and dirty way to make nice stuff for people who aren't into having a serious corset.

Aurora Celesteauroraceleste on January 18th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Love that Marine one, very nice.
Nagent_n on January 18th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
The red transparent is my fav (because i'm a lover of vinyl) but both of them are very good!! Great job!
Geek Princesspretty_geek on January 18th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
oh it's transperant! I was like what boobs? where?
Ginny: lovemoshingyogi on January 18th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
What did you use to sew the plastic? Was it too terribly thick? If not, how does it keep from ripping? I used an industrial machine for vinyl before, didn't know if you'd need it on that type though.

Wow, I do so love it.
She Saw Redalizarincrimson on January 18th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
I used a normal machine and regular thread, with a teflon foot. I constructed the whole thing seams-out and put the boning channels over the seams to keep the wearer from getting stabbed by vinyl bits.

The fabric isn't flimsy at all, but if I used it again I'd use 2-3 layers of it...it expands a little when warmed up to body temperature.
staarlightstaarlight on January 18th, 2006 04:43 am (UTC)
What a contrast between the two! LOL.

Great job on both!
noattentionspan on January 18th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Leia/Eileen/Faitheileengallia on January 18th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC)
My husband is a Marine. I LOVE that one. Note: if you takes his Dress Blues out in the BRIGHT sunlight, you can see that it's VERYY VERYY dark blue. But I have no idea where to find that kind of fabric. So black works.

Gee.... you're giving me ideas.