Re: Corsets - Boustier
- What a great idea! I think I'll steal it! This would also work for
farthingales as well.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Bequi" <bequi@s...> wrote:
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., amy kucharik <amykucharik@y...>
> > Does anyone know of some extremely cheap and easily-obtained
> > material that can be used as boning?
> Anne recently suggested using the long zip/cable ties from home
> as a cheap version of plastic boning. The long explanation is in
> post 1617. The relevant quote from that post is at the end of this
> --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., Anne Redish <ar11@p...> wrote:
> Rather than regular 'boning' I used 3/8" wide cable ties available
> from Home Depot. They are nylon (I think), cheap, come about 2
> 30" long and can be easily cut to any length with sturdy scissors
> tin-snips), and trimmed on an angle for fit in any angled channel.
> had no waste, since I planned the use of each length as I went
> to avoid waste. The corsets I did were not totally boned - ie I
> left every 4th or so channel open - to allow some air and flex. The
> top and bottom edge handwork was VERY time consuming, but resulted
> a VERY sturdy top and bottom edge, with so far no 'bones' poking
> The pattern can be done with as much boning as you want. This
> resulted in 3 sturdy and machine washable corsets that are used by
> students regularly for rehearsals and shows.