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  • peggy salvail
    Can you resend the link? I can t even find it now silly me. take care Peggy ... __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Faith Hill -
    Message 1 of 17 , Oct 5, 2002
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      Can you resend the link? I can't even find it now
      silly me. take care Peggy

      --- Ann-Margaret <annmargaret@...> wrote:
      > The picture is posted under Aunt AM's
      >
      > And, thank you for the compliments. I do have to
      > say that I added a
      > few beads, but the appliques were from an old piece
      > of wedding lace.
      > It's not for a particular ballet, I just wanted to
      > make one to see if
      > I could do it.
      >
      > I'm working on Nutcracker costumes for a local
      > ballet company right
      > now, I'll post pictures of those when they are
      > complete.
      >
      >
      > --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Ann-Margaret"
      > <annmargaret@c...>
      > wrote:
      > > I have posted two pictures of my first
      > professional tutu. Please
      > let
      > > me know what you think.
      >
      >


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    • fanfetish@aol.com
      Beautiful! Can t wait to see it when it finished..:-) Robyn
      Message 2 of 17 , Oct 6, 2002
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        Beautiful! Can't wait to see it when it finished..:-) Robyn
      • Terri Lee
        Hello- Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
        Message 3 of 17 , Oct 16, 2002
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          Hello-
          Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
          corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
          short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
          from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
          chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
          back because she said I am to big for it.
          First of all this thing was supposed to have been
          custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
          back.

          I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
          thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
          range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
          of where it was jabbing me in the back.


          Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
          found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
          and other materials.

          What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
          re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
          October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
          would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
          backing of the corset?

          I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
          avoid from those who have made corsets.

          Thank you much
          Terri Lee


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        • Maggie Baker
          Since your corset will have so much use, you might want to spend the money and make your corset out of Coutil. It s a fabric especially for corsets since it
          Message 4 of 17 , Oct 16, 2002
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            Since your corset will have so much use, you might want to spend the money and make your corset out of Coutil. It's a fabric especially for corsets since it wont stretch like a twill, it's an all natural cotton, and it is lightweight but still sturdy enough that bones (if they are tipped correctly) wont go through it. Lacis is a shop in Berkeley, CA that has everything you need to make corsets including the coutil, bones, laces and patterns if you need help. You can find them online. It's an addictively fabulous store!!!!!

             Terri Lee <terbear28_2000@...> wrote:


            Hello-
            Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
            corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
            short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
            from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
            chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
            back because she said I am to big for it.
            First of all this thing was supposed to have been
            custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
            back.

            I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
            thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
            range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
            of where it was jabbing me in the back.


            Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
            found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
            and other materials.

            What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
            re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
            October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
            would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
            backing of the corset?

            I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
            avoid from those who have made corsets.

            Thank you much
            Terri Lee


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            Maggie Baker
            Professional Specialist in Costume Design
            Saint Mary's College
            Notre Dame, IN
            (574) 284-4653



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          • vintageconnection
            There is really no excuse for that happening to you--on your first wearing of the corset, especially. She really ought to give you your money back. An
            Message 5 of 17 , Oct 17, 2002
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              There is really no excuse for that happening to you--on your first
              wearing of the corset, especially. She really ought to give you your
              money back.

              An excellent corset pattern that I've used frequently is this one
              from Past Patterns:

              http://www.pastpatterns.com/213.html

              It actually dates a little later than the Civil War era, but would be
              serviceable for your purposes. If you really want to be very
              accurate, Past Patterns is an excellent source; they have a variety
              of patterns.

              I've found that using coutil is comfortable (it breathes well) and
              very durable. You can buy coutil fabric at most costume supply
              houses, including AlterYears:

              http://www.alteryears.com/supplies/Corset_sup.html

              AlterYears also sells boning. I suggest the 1/4 inch wide flat steel
              boning. It comes in a variety of sizes, so you don't need to worry
              about cutting it and them trying to seal off the ends so they don't
              dig into your skin. It also is firm, yet flexible. In addition, they
              sell bone casing, which is helpful, although whenever possible, I
              prefer to stitch channels for the boning.

              Have fun!

              Kristina

              --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., Terri Lee <terbear28_2000@y...>
              wrote:
              >
              > Hello-
              > Recently (two weeks ago) I bought a custom made
              > corset, for the smashing price of $150.00. Long story
              > short, I wore it for one day and had bloody scabbs
              > from where the boning had gone through the corset, my
              > chemise and me. The woman refuses to take the corset
              > back because she said I am to big for it.
              > First of all this thing was supposed to have been
              > custom made, and it had 2 1/2 inches of spring in the
              > back.
              >
              > I am not that knowledgeable about corsets, but I
              > thought that amount of spring was within the fitting
              > range. The corset was comfortable with the exception
              > of where it was jabbing me in the back.
              >
              >
              > Due to this experiance, I am looking to make my own. I
              > found several sites where I can get the boning, busks,
              > and other materials.
              >
              > What is a good fabric to make a corset out of? As a
              > re-enactor I wear mine 3 to 5 days a week, from May to
              > October. Would a good quality silk be as durable as I
              > would need it to be? What is a good choice for the
              > backing of the corset?
              >
              > I am also looking for the tips and tricks and what to
              > avoid from those who have made corsets.
              >
              > Thank you much
              > Terri Lee
              >
              >
              > __________________________________________________
              > Do you Yahoo!?
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