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This is just the velvet layer of the corset sewn together and pinned to the too small for it form.
I'm working on the "work" layer now. So many boning cases to make...


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Back drape which I need to steam to get the wrinkles out of, kinda like the texture from them.


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Hem finish I used on the dags of the skirt is just a tight zig-zag, and worked out well once I got the metallic thread to stop breaking, why do I keep using it.. oh yeah it is pretty..

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Just thinking out loud on how to put things together.


I want no outer stitching showing on the velvet, so all of the boning will go on the inner twill layer. The velvet layer is then basted to the twill layer and the pieces treated as one.

The question is to flat fell or not to flat fell.  This isn't a tightlacing corset so it doesn't really need it, but the only way I can think to keep it from showing outside on the velvet is to do it seam by seam and then baste down the velvet layer afterward.

I've looked at [livejournal.com profile] harmanhay 's purple velvet underbust and all the posts on that which has been very helpful. After staring at the photos for a bit it looks like regular seams with the allowances tacked down to keep them in place but I might be wrong about it.
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Petticoat
 
hem
waistband made
Need to lightly overdye the sheer skirt layers to get it to blend a bit more;
Then pleat down the skirt and attach it to the petticoat and attach the waistband.
 
Done!
 
Corset
Corset mock up, adjusted
Need to press seams and put in some temp bones and then check fit again.
and mark where the straps will go.

Prep the strength layer, put in the boning and then baste outerlayer to it.

Mark out straps

Overskirt
Sew Overskirt together
trim down seam allowances and zig zag them.
Fuse upper part and face with some lining fabric
make waistband
 even hem
Finish zig zaging the raw edge
add hook and eye
 
Headdress, collar so on and so forth

Pick up the mulling fabric and cover.
 
Slash and spread collar pattern, wire and shape, mull so on and so forth.

draft sleeve pattern and figure out attachment.
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All 36 pieces for the corset are cut out, ouch my back.
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Petticoat
 
hem
waistband made
 
Need to lightly overdye the sheer skirt layers to get it to blend a bit more;
Then pleat down the skirt and attach it to the petticoat and attach the waistband.
 
Corset
Corset mock up, adjusted
Need to press seams and put in some temp bones and then check fit again.
and mark where the straps will go.

Overskirt
Sew Overskirt together
trim down seam allowances and zig zag them.
Fuse upper part and face with some lining fabric
make waistband
 even hem
zig zag the raw edge
 
Headdress, collar so on and so forth
Start headdress in buckram
 
Slash and spread collar pattern.
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The ombre dyed silk..and my foot

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Petticoat is together yay, that was a huge pain, as I decided to put a zipper in it and have the zipper between the outer layer and inner yoke and between the lining, all with the tulle getting partly in the way.  It just needs a waistband and the hem evened and then the hem, hemmed.. not sure how I want to hem it yet. I don't think I'm going to put a waistband on it until I get the sheer layers on it, I think I'll have them attached to the petticoat just to make it less layers to mess with.

Got a corset pattern partly scaled up, it came out smaller then I expected so I have lots of messing with it to do, but at least I have a base for it now.

Velvet skirt needs to be sewn but holding off on that until I decide how I want to sew it, leaning towards cutting down the seam allowances and doing a narrow zig zag stitch as a way to seam it and take care of the edges in one pass without messing with the drape of it.  I wish I had a serger it would make this so much easier.

Need to test the fusible on a scap of velvet to see how much it will change the hand of it, if it doesn't work out well then I'll flat line it with some cotton.
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Needs to be a touch smaller

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note to self: extend back of headdress base by about 3.5ish inches at least

Progress

Aug. 19th, 2008 12:25 pm
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Yay the storm has turned, no rain here oddly enough as the radar says we should have rain but ah well.  Headaches from the constant change in pressure as not so fun, and impend my ability to do basic math. Such as how wide and how many layers should I make a pleat when trying to pleat down 7 yards of tulle into 26 inches?  (I most likely will be sensible later one when my head has stopped trying to kill me and just do several layers of tulle at 3 yards each...)


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Early BBC monster...


I got part of the petticoat cut out for the Evil Disney Queen dress. I going to have to sit down and figure out how to cut out the lining layer for it, as I have random lengths of fabric left and it is going to take some tweaking.

Almost done hand sewing my doublet, I think it needs to be let out a bit more, but won't know for sure until I have the hooks and eyes on. Trim wise after being on the fence about the gold lace, and then liking it. I realized that it was just a bit too wide to look proportionate on me. So the hunt for trim starts again. I saw some perfect trim at Joann's but I didn't check how wide it was and at 8 or 9 bucks a yard it was put back as I need 10+ yards. Oddly enough they had the same trim just a bit narrower for only 4.99 a yard. Bah.

Trim hunting thus far, as a reminder to myself.


Gold star shaped trim with pearls, 1 inch wide

light gold 3/4 wide

light gold 1 inch wide

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Went shopping for costume supplies and talked about what direction the costume should go in, so I did a bit of a redesign of the concept art.

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Multicolored flora wrap fused to some scrap leather, the top one is just one layer that was wrinkled, flattened and then fused, the second square is two layers of it
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Corset: Right now I am thinking pleather, if it can be found, or a cotton velvet. I like the look of external boning cases and have read the entry in corsetmakers about them.
 
The outer fashion fabric casings I've seen are cut on the bias, however one thing that isn't clear is if the strength layer of the casing is as well?
 
Can anyone shed a tiny bit of light on this?
 
Skirt: Petticoat made of nylon netting sandwiched between 2 layers of lining fabric. Over that various layers of sheer fabric in blacks, mauves, purples and so forth. In between some of those layers the softer tulle just for poof and texture.
 
Debating if I should make the skirts as 2 different ones, or have it all attach at one point to a yoke to reduce bulk under the corset.
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Quick sketch for a Halloween costume for a friend,what happens when you mesh Maleficent and Nerissa..

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