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Re: Corsets - Boustier

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  • Donna Barnes-Haesemeyer
    What a great idea! I think I ll steal it! This would also work for farthingales as well. Donna ... depot ... feet - ... (or ... I ... along ... in ... out. ...
    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 7, 2002
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      What a great idea! I think I'll steal it! This would also work for
      farthingales as well.

      Donna
      --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "Bequi" <bequi@s...> wrote:
      > --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., amy kucharik <amykucharik@y...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > 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
      depot
      > 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
      > note.
      >
      > --Bequi
      >
      > --- 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
      feet -
      > 30" long and can be easily cut to any length with sturdy scissors
      (or
      > tin-snips), and trimmed on an angle for fit in any angled channel.
      I
      > had no waste, since I planned the use of each length as I went
      along
      > 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
      in
      > a VERY sturdy top and bottom edge, with so far no 'bones' poking
      out.
      > The pattern can be done with as much boning as you want. This
      process
      > resulted in 3 sturdy and machine washable corsets that are used by
      > students regularly for rehearsals and shows.
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