501Re: Corset Advice?
- Nov 16, 2001If you have NOT got a time frame that is very tight, you can get very
good corsets much cheaper than $600 from Australia, but not under
$100. Gallery Serpentine
http://www.nightmachines.com/serpentine/corsets.html does custom
orders, in a variety of styles from $230 in Australian dollars which
are about fifty cents US, that is, the total is around $115. These
are proper corsets, not Frederick's "lingerie" type ones. Leather
corsets cost more, but satin, brocade and vinyl are affordable ,
custom made at this rate. Standard sizes, even large sizes that they
carry are even less, in some cases under $100 in US dollars.
Here at UAF we have had great luck using the duct tape method of
making boned bodice patterns
http://www.100megspop3.com/waistedminds/aris.html and adapting them to
generate corset patterns. We find this works really well for odd
We have also tried using very heavy duty plastic cable ties as corset
bones, and found they were just as effective as steel bones, could
easily be cut to size, made a lighter weight corset, and made the
corset (if made with pre-washed fabric) washable AND dryable in
machines!!! We did a group of four cotton corsets for Earnest last
year (based on the Laughing Moon pattern) that have held up great, and
were considered quite comfortable by our actors.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Rowenna" <brigidsgirl@h...> wrote:
> ps...finding a corset like you want under $100 is frankly a pipe
dream. Corsets are very labour intensive and the busks themselves run
about $20 each. Stays are also pretty pricey. Because of your
measurements you will need one custom made. Expect to pay in the
neighborhood of $600 for a corset like you describe.
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