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Belle's Once upon a time dress : the corset (part I)

Posted by Liesa, 02 April 2017 · 116 views

Today I finally found some free time. I've got my easter break, my internship is on hold for 2 weeks,... It's finally beautiful weather. All things that make my fingers itch to start cosplaying. I replaced my old belle wig and ordered a beautiful lace front one which still needs to be styled.

 

But for now, the corset.

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Just to give you an idea how little time I've had. I ordered my patterns in January ;.; I've been eyeing this sitting in my closet forever. Today I finally could get started, and not much too soon since the con is 2 weeks away. Posted Image

I made a quick mockup and grew so frustrated with it. I was sure I'd taken my measurements right, picked the right size of the patterns and still it was sooo huge. Note to self: if it says seam allowance included, believe it and don't add another inch :rolleyes:

So after that stupid mistake was fixed, this was the mockup. I didn't bother stitching it, so it looks ill fitting but when it's all in place, it's perfect.

 

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Onto the proper fabric then, plus the lining plus interlining. I've gotta get this baby stiff and sturdy. I have decided on no boning since I'll be wearing an underbust underneath and it's just a waste then.

 

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Tomorrow I'll go buy everything else I still need: gromlets or eyelets, laces and bias tape. I found wonderful fake leather one <3
Wednesday I can continue with the corset & blouse (which are really more sleeves and a collar) & hopefully start on the skirt.

I'll keep you all updated.





I look forward to seeing the progress! I wish I was talented with a sewing machine :)

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I look forward to seeing the progress! I wish I was talented with a sewing machine :)

 

I taught myself and once you understand all the patterns there's really nothing to it. I may still need help from a friends mom, who's a seamstress, sometimes but I manage. I started out with a straight skirt and two years later I'm here. 

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I really need to learn how to sew, it looks like fun making your own cosplays. 

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I really need to learn how to sew, it looks like fun making your own cosplays. 

 

It's so much fun and frustrating at the same time :p 

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