Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: boning
- I must add that that is impressive,and that corset came out beautifully.
However, I have to say something and need to word it right, as I mean no
disrespect. I disagree that a larger woman ( I mean plus sized, not just
larger bosomed) would be able to do this. I base this solely on working
with many (including a customer right now). She has a hard time even
fastening a standard bra, and has no upper arm strength or dexterity. Any
type of fitted garment is a challenge for them. I have seen this in enough
larger people to realise
that it seems to be the norm. There are of course exceptions, but I think
the average larger woman would have a hard time. And yes, I do agree, a two
minute costume vhange
window is very nice !!
On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 6:18 AM, GCKidd <gckidd@...> wrote:
> Two minutes IS pretty fast for lacing up a corset. As theatrical
> quick-changes go, however, two minutes is an eternity. I've worked on shows
> that wouldn't even bother to provide a dresser for you if you had that much
> time to change costumes. *grin*
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, "don_mccunn" <Don@...>
> > There is a lovely YouTube of a woman putting on a corset with a busk and
> lacing it herself in less than 2 minutes.
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- Yes I knew that sorry, not a fan of hook and loop so I will not be using
that. I have the wonder fabric called not sure of spelling - - Foss shape
well it is like foss shape but better, you can sew it and shape it and them
steam it and it hardens to the shape you want. I made the crown for The
Producers out of it and it worked very well. I think I will try that covered
in the same fabric as the bodice with trim yet to be determined. A dear
friend of my who taught costume design at a local university here convinced
me that I will have to make the back of the bodice square and not the v
shape of the pattern in order for the large collar to work . That is what I
was trying to avoid but it is what it is . So I will need to cut a new back
and lining and boning darn it !! Tks for your suggestions and help.
[mailto:TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of vibrina
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:42 AM
Subject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Re: boning
I didn't read your post well the first time. I think they call what you want
an open standing ruffs. And they are Elizabethan or Tudor (not Victorian ;-0
I still think you could make one out of paper, though you might want to try
a stiff rice paper or something with a bit of body or even thin plastic. I
would attach it to the costume at the front with hooks on the ends of the
ruff and bars on the dress front. In the back I would put a hook or two
center back on the ruff and bars on the dress. I guess you could do hook &
loop tape instead--I'm not much of a fan of it.
Anyway here's a page with some tutorials on open standing ruffs:
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:TheCostumersManifesto%40yahoogroups.com> , "Pat Rohrbach"
>However I would like to make one of those big Victorian collars
> that stand not a ruffle ruff but a stand up hi sort of thing , I don'tknow
> what is called. Any ideas oh and how to attach it to thewant
> bodice quickly. I will be in this dress for 5 min that is all. I don't
> to spend lots of money or time but do want it to pass LOL. Help anyone ??[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I am supposed to look like Elizabeth the first so the audience instantly
> knows who I am supposed to be.