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Author Topic: Master Corsetry Thread (Post A Review!)  (Read 97864 times)
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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2010, 05:30:00 pm »

I have a boring black storebought one as an emergency thing. then i went and got this one custommade:

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the lovely people over at http://www.desertorchidcorsets.co.uk/ made it for me. There was a mockup that was sent to me, the choice of free fabrics is stupendous ( although mine was one of the brocades) and they are really friendly and stay in touch throughout the whole process. I am considering ordering an underbust from them next. UNfortunately the website is a little confusing, just click this link here http://www.desertorchidcorsets.co.uk/do_catalogue_52.html for the catalogue.
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« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2010, 01:16:50 pm »

Managed to reinforce most of the corset yesterday. It's in wearable form now, but I'll do the rest for precaution in the future, but I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me how to double lace it? I think that would be more durable and easier to lace tightly. I'd appreciate it. :] In exchange, I'll post pics of mine.
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« Reply #52 on: September 18, 2010, 03:11:31 pm »

can any one recommend a good pattern for a beginner corestier, but not beginner seamstress?

I am used to wearing  long bodied underbust corsets, so would be looking for something similar for a first corset.

Previously i have purchased or had them custom made, but would like to give it a go myself

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« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2010, 10:47:12 pm »

can any one recommend a good pattern for a beginner corestier, but not beginner seamstress?

I am used to wearing  long bodied underbust corsets, so would be looking for something similar for a first corset.

Previously i have purchased or had them custom made, but would like to give it a go myself

Lady Fe
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As an experienced corset maker, i would strongly recommend taking a course (1/2) on corset making. You will learn more about sizing, fitting and construction than from a pattern.
there is a lovely school of sewing in the Midlands/Leicestershire area, and her courses are worth every penny.
Eliza.
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« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2010, 10:50:21 pm »

A query for the more experienced corset-makers here. 

Does it matter if you insert the grommets before or after closing up the bottom edge of your corset? 
I've gotten to these last two stages, but I'm waiting for my trim to arrive from e-bay, so I was wondering if I can stick in the grommets, then close it all up; or if this will cause some hideous disaster to occur, and my fledgling corsets to spontaneously combust?

Many thanks (in anticipation)
I normally put the grommets in before trimming and after enssuring both back edges are the same in height. If anything i finish off the bottom edge before i finish the top edge as once it is on, the fit may alter across the bust line, due to being tighten more.
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« Reply #55 on: September 21, 2010, 12:23:56 am »

can any one recommend a good pattern for a beginner corestier, but not beginner seamstress?

I am used to wearing  long bodied underbust corsets, so would be looking for something similar for a first corset.

Previously i have purchased or had them custom made, but would like to give it a go myself

Lady Fe

Lady Felis,
As an experienced corset maker, i would strongly recommend taking a course (1/2) on corset making. You will learn more about sizing, fitting and construction than from a pattern.
there is a lovely school of sewing in the Midlands/Leicestershire area, and her courses are worth every penny.
Eliza.


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« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2010, 08:30:27 am »

I posted a while back about tacticalcorsets.com.  It looks so awesome...but unfortunately, they fail to deliver on their promises, from all accounts.  Read the discussions on their Facebook page, or follow this blog: http://blog.sinthetik.com/please-re-post-and-help-boost-the-signal .  Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up...
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« Reply #57 on: September 27, 2010, 03:57:40 am »

I posted a while back about tacticalcorsets.com.  It looks so awesome...but unfortunately, they fail to deliver on their promises, from all accounts.  Read the discussions on their Facebook page, or follow this blog: http://blog.sinthetik.com/please-re-post-and-help-boost-the-signal .  Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up...


Yeah, I had a hunch that I'd seen this sort of thing from them, and also complaints about the quality for the price... so I decided to wait for someone to review them for us before posting them on the list...

So, that's an open invitation: if someone has had far better luck than what I've heard about, let me know.
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« Reply #58 on: September 30, 2010, 08:33:23 am »

As much as I intend to make one someday, time is not presently allowing for such a task.  So I picked one up from a merchant online. 

However, as I began to cinch it, I noticed a point at which my back suddenly complained loudly.  As soon as I loosened it a little, the pain went away immediately.  It was not the "there's something poking me" type pain, but more ache-ish.  So, what do I need to do?  Is there a particular method of cinching that decreases the likelihood of pain?  Or should I just give up on lacing it that tight?
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« Reply #59 on: September 30, 2010, 02:05:27 pm »

I'd say you shouldn't lace it that tightly. How tight were you lacing it? Also, it might have been pinching your skin. I was lacing mine last night when I was fitting a jacket and it pushed my skin together and gave a rather stinging ache.
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« Reply #60 on: September 30, 2010, 04:28:14 pm »

I'd say you shouldn't lace it that tightly. How tight were you lacing it? Also, it might have been pinching your skin. I was lacing mine last night when I was fitting a jacket and it pushed my skin together and gave a rather stinging ache.

Not as tightly as I have been in one in the past.  From the location of the pain (off to the side somewhat, not under the opening), I don't think it was a pinch, and it didn't have a stinging quality.  Seemed more like my back telling me, "that's enough of that!"
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« Reply #61 on: September 30, 2010, 05:04:10 pm »

Hm. Perhaps time to lay off the corsets for a bit? It might be damaging your back a bit. Or the quality of your corset is very faulty and therefor straining your back because of a poor fit.
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« Reply #62 on: September 30, 2010, 05:26:38 pm »

Possibly that I have a shorter-than-typical torso?
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« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2010, 07:57:25 pm »

Possibly that I have a shorter-than-typical torso?

Shorter or longer, perhaps. Would you mind posting a picture of the corset? I'm a bit curious as to see what sort it is. And you said it was an off the rack type, yes?
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« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2010, 09:12:46 pm »

you really need to take a look at www.adixxtiob-esigns.co.uk all handmade and British materials
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« Reply #65 on: October 02, 2010, 09:25:04 pm »

Does anyone have any tips to share for a corset for the very VERY skinny?

I'm really quite bony due to a physical handicap (myopathy). I'm basically jealous of Keira Knightley's figure, but from the opposite end. Wink I've already resigned to the fact that I'll never have smashing cleavage to show off, but I really do want a corset to wear. I'm thinking of an overbust - I don't much like the look of underbusts, and at least with overbust I can at least create the ILLUSION of curves. Wink
A friend of mine who's a professional seamstress has promised to make me a corset. Any tips for her? Any tips for ME, to make the wearing of it a little more comfortable? (One upside: it'll make my posture better!)
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« Reply #66 on: October 02, 2010, 09:49:29 pm »

you really need to take a look at www.adixxtiob-esigns.co.uk all handmade and British materials


should read adixxtion-designs.co.uk
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« Reply #67 on: October 02, 2010, 09:51:56 pm »

Does anyone have any tips to share for a corset for the very VERY skinny?

I'm really quite bony due to a physical handicap (myopathy). I'm basically jealous of Keira Knightley's figure, but from the opposite end. Wink I've already resigned to the fact that I'll never have smashing cleavage to show off, but I really do want a corset to wear. I'm thinking of an overbust - I don't much like the look of underbusts, and at least with overbust I can at least create the ILLUSION of curves. Wink
A friend of mine who's a professional seamstress has promised to make me a corset. Any tips for her? Any tips for ME, to make the wearing of it a little more comfortable? (One upside: it'll make my posture better!)

In all honesty it really needs to be made to measure taking into consideratuon your disability and if you have special requirments I would say you friend needs to practice first on others.
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« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2010, 07:43:34 pm »

Does anyone have any tips to share for a corset for the very VERY skinny?

I'm really quite bony due to a physical handicap (myopathy). I'm basically jealous of Keira Knightley's figure, but from the opposite end. Wink I've already resigned to the fact that I'll never have smashing cleavage to show off, but I really do want a corset to wear. I'm thinking of an overbust - I don't much like the look of underbusts, and at least with overbust I can at least create the ILLUSION of curves. Wink
A friend of mine who's a professional seamstress has promised to make me a corset. Any tips for her? Any tips for ME, to make the wearing of it a little more comfortable? (One upside: it'll make my posture better!)

As your seamstress friend will probably know, the exaggeration of curves on the seams and additional boning channels can really accentuate your figure. Also consider a sweetheart neckline as straight across just flattens Smiley
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« Reply #69 on: October 05, 2010, 02:42:22 pm »

Ah, thanks, I hadn't even considered that! Cheesy
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« Reply #70 on: October 19, 2010, 04:48:23 am »

I just bought one of these pretties: http://www.galleryserpentine.com.au/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=598 ! XD

Not sure when there will be photos of it.

Hopefully there will be photos of my other most recent pretty shortly after this thursday! XD
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« Reply #71 on: October 19, 2010, 01:28:37 pm »

Ooh, very pretty! I keep forgetting to post a picture of mine. Now that I reinforced it, it seems oddly stronger. My friend laced it so that there was about an inch gap between the edges, and a little less at the waist, and it looked great. Only thing that worried me, though I suppose this is good, as that the bones molded to the curve in at my waist. That means I'll get the same curve next time, right? o.o
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« Reply #72 on: October 19, 2010, 05:59:43 pm »

I just bought one of these pretties: http://www.galleryserpentine.com.au/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=598 ! XD

Not sure when there will be photos of it.

Hopefully there will be photos of my other most recent pretty shortly after this thursday! XD


That looks very nice!  I have a couple of Gallery Serpentine corsets and have found they've held up beautifully.  I've had my Spanish Harlot for 10 years now and wouldn't mind adding a few more to my collection. 
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« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2010, 01:51:14 am »

Question- to convert a pattern that uses a busk into a buskless corset, how much do you need to allow for the change? I'm in the planning stages of corset #2, and at the moment, have little in the way of discretionary funds to purchase a busk...
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« Reply #74 on: October 20, 2010, 02:04:39 am »

I think I'll treat myself and buy one from Timeless Trends after I loose all the weight I've got planned, since I plan on keeping it off. :3 Wish I could afford one from Serpentine, though I probably will one day. Tongue
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