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  • fanfetish@aol.com
    Beautiful! Can t wait to see it when it finished..:-) Robyn
    Message 1 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 2 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 3 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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          Saint Mary's College
          Notre Dame, IN
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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 4 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
            >
            >
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            > Faith Hill - Exclusive Performances, Videos & More
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