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01 March 2006 @ 04:05 pm
Pattern + Info Deetz  
Hey guys!
So a few of you asked for the pattern in question that made the Birfday Corset.

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As you can tell, it's very simple to follow, and there aren't many pieces to it: I didn't want any gussets for this particular shape (I really wanted to keep it very streamlined and simple with the detailing lying in the boning channel placement) and I wanted a flat front.

To give it an 18th century feel, I made horizontal boning channels in the front and used fairly decent 1/2" steels to keep it rigid. I'll leave the boning placement up to you guys to experiment with.

My bust is 34"
underbust 32"
waist (natural) 28"
upper hip 32"
lower hip 34"

Hope you guys find it useful.

Due to the overwhelming amount of positive feedback I recieved
I'm going to be offering this style for sale, through Totally Waisted!
...so I would appreciate if you use the pattern, to use it only for the powers of good.

Any ideas about $-ing?
I have some rough ideas, but it's always great to have your feedback
miss mooofragilemuse on March 1st, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC)
ooooooooooh! *yoinks*
it is a lovely simple pattern, i may try making it sometime in the near future ;D
Phantomsophiephantomsophie on March 1st, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
hmmm would nick the pattern but it looks like greek to me. am going on a pattern making course soon, so that should make it look english for me.
Equirkly on March 1st, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Much thanks!

And a quick question: Did you any form of closure (possibly hidden) in the front or no? It looks like you didn't, but I just wanted to check!
J.H.Holliday, DDS: tonight tonightdoc__holliday on March 2nd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Nope. No closure in the front. I was thinking of having a hidden busk, but decided against it.
Susanlilytree on March 2nd, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for posting this! We have identical measurements (except my hips are bigger *L*) and this is a gorgeous corset and I love to do dress up and I LARP too :D Thank you so much for sharing this, I know when you do this for money, it's hard to share the pattern. But us complete amateurs who are doing it just for our own experience and pleasure really appreciate the "bones" you throw us. (look! I'm pun-ny!)
corsetracorsetra on March 2nd, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
wow my measurements (pre-pregnancy, I am now 22 weeks) were so close, I have more hips though. It looks so lovely! Thank you!
J.H.Holliday, DDS: tonight tonightdoc__holliday on March 3rd, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
On a totally unrelated note:
I was nosey and I checked out your soft-sculptures! They're so much great!
A long time ago, I was obsessed with making them (although they were limited to patterns I found). Right now, I'm in the process of trying to rig one with an armature to make a stop-motion puppet from it.
You make beautiful awesome work!
corsetracorsetra on March 3rd, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
Stop motion puppet, that sounds so cool! I have thought of doing that too, but it is a ways down the list.
J.H.Holliday, DDS: the crowdoc__holliday on March 5th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
Puppet making is a lot of fun, and can be quite difficult when you get into ball-and-socket joints. I moderate a community dedicated to stop-motion animation and I'm preparing a little how-to guide on building armatures. If you're interested, you should check it out. :)
giffydollgiffydoll on March 5th, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
totally unrelated
Oh, I know so many pregnant people right now! Congrats with that.