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23 January 2006 @ 09:56 am
a corset pic  
so...I dont usually post pictures of my work, but here is one I was really worried about.
it's for my best friend to wear to Ren Faire.
two reasons I was worried: 1.) she's got a rogue boob. it's easily a cup size bigger than the other so I had tried something new - I made the stomacher part of the corset higher on one side than on the other, the front side piece of that side is also higher. I was worried that you would be able to tell the line across the front was easily 1 1/2 to 2 inches different, but I dont think you can tell that much untill someone points it out. I also think that her breasts look pretty even considering. I've seen her in potted fox and pendragon looking VERY VERY lopsided. so...Im feeling pretty good about this.
2.) I had to make room in the waist/hip area for skirts. she usually wears atleast two skirts and a pair of bloomers under her bodice or corset. In the photos I took, she didnt have skirts or bloomers on and there's a small amount of room where the hip comes to the waist. I believe that this will fill up once the rest of her costume is on.
so...any feedback is certainly appreciated!!

 
 
 
justtobeme2justtobeme2 on January 23rd, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
I think it looks AWESOME!
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
ohh thank you so much!
it so doesnt compare to the fancy schmancy stuff some of you make.....but its supporting those huge boobs of hers with out any fear of them falling out and hurting someone!
Miss Needles Vagabondneedler on January 23rd, 2006 03:16 pm (UTC)
I think it looks absolutely stunning, it looks very even, you are very clever!
:)
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42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
well I wouldnt have said spectacular - but thank you very much. I believe she is quite pleased! I finally delivered on the birthday present I owed her from JUNE 2005.
:)
MsToriJones: purpleandwhitemstorijones on January 23rd, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL....and you are right....I would not have noticed at all. with out reading I just figured she was not standing straight. you see this a lot..

Tori
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
well - she is ALSO not standing straight...I had to remind her to straighten up several times during fittings, and photos. heh
Mynja: tigerarmandae on January 23rd, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
It does look absolutely amazing.

Also, if the uneven line is really bothering you, here is a suggestion.
- Cut the line straight, but on the inside of the corset have a "shelf" or a kind of filler under the smaller boob. Kinda like they have inside some bras. A sort of insert. You could do this by sewing a sort of pocket on one side, and even stealing the insert from said bras. That way she can slip it in/out for cleaning whatever.

As to the hips - It looks good, and yeah, skirts do need extra room, but instead of adding it to the hips (it really depends on the fabric) I would just make the corset standard size, cause it will press/cinch in. That way it doesn't -need- to be worn with skirts to look nifty. The lacing in the back may be larger -

Or, Idea #2 - Since you have lacing down the long curved edge in the front, why not have lacing over the hips? That way when not wearing skirt, the lacing is almost closed, no gap, but when she has skirts there is a gap similarto the one she has in her front. Would be more adjustable and coudl esilly be done on one of the hip panels in between two of the bonings so you don't sacrifice any structural integrity/rigidity.

/structural engineer geeking

But even the way yo uhave done it looks marvy ;p
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
thanks.
the corset wont ever be worn other than at renfaire...and the reason I didnt make it the regular size is that then the three garments worn under tend to DIG in to the waist, makes for an uncomfortable situation after 7 or 8 hours at faire.
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The Red Rose of Texasfieryredhead on January 23rd, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I want one! ;)
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
well - I'd be happy to help you with that!!
if you really do, email me at artsywench at gmail dot com.
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eggiebert on January 23rd, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
If the customer is uneaven in measurments for whatever reason, it's my thought that the garment reflecting that is ideal. This is a wonderful reflection of her figure, and gives an impression of symetry that wasn't spoiled even after I read the description! :D

It looks lovely.
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!! after looking at the photo all day I really wish I had a "straighter" photo of her. but she's two states away as of 12pm last night...so that wont be happening till faire season starts in May atleast.

I really appreciate all the nice things everyone had to say about this corset! thanks everyone!
malwae on January 23rd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
I just love the concept of a rogue boob...
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
omg!! you ought to be there when she's wearing a pendragon bodice and we've had a few at the pub....its all about mashing that sucker back down in so it doesnt hurt someone....remember daffy duck and the jenie of the lamp?

BACK! BACK! DOWN! DOWN! IN IN! GO! GO!

I am forever telling her to put her "extra pillow" away.
Kerri: Corset shortsolan_t on January 23rd, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, that worked very well. I am not even sure which side is actually higher! As someone else said, it could simply be that she's standing uneven (and don't I know all about that!) Good job!
m1ss_ann_thropy on January 23rd, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
It looks really great! Wonderful job!
Geek Princesspretty_geek on January 23rd, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
I think you did a wonderful job. I never would've noticed if you hadn't said something. ^_^
Ninacherry_sprinkle on January 23rd, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC)
It really looks wonderful! I'm so jealous, I want one! :)
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
I'd be happy to oblige! this particular corset was quite fast to finish now that I have my new machine.

Ninacherry_sprinkle on January 23rd, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
yeah? nina@septemberpixie.com contact me!! :D
_luminosity_ on January 23rd, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
That looks really good! I really like it without lacing guards, it looks like the front panel is "floating"
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
I rarely do modesty panels, and almost always make a seperate stomacher and side pieces.

most of the work I do is for ren faires so this is pretty much the norm other than the fallen angel silk brocade style for the skinny people with the plastic bones.
anidananidan on January 23rd, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)
I think you've done a great job. When you said you had worries I was like "what, where?"
42redmonkeys42redmonkeys on January 23rd, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
ohmygosh thanks!
everyone's been so good for my ego today!!
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