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20 December 2002 @ 02:25 am
It's done!  

I THINK I remembered to do everything...

And while the trim doesn't look fantastic close up, it looks pretty good from a distance. ^..^

I finished up the corset tonight. Once I got started, I just kept plugging until it was done. Now I can get started on the wedding gown! XD
Mako will be proud of me :snerk:

In any case, today I put in the waist re-enforcements and sewed all the bone casings. I also trimmed all the boning and put it all in. Then, I trimmed it on the top and the bottom. I broke my first sewing needle today, too! I was trying to trim part of it, and accidentally hit the busk with my needle. OOPS. The busk is a rather long peice of metal that runs down the front. IT's also the part that has the hooks on it. HAHAHAHA. Luckily for me, I have LOTS AND LOTS of needles. Thanks, mom!

In any case.. part of my underwear is done! Yay!

Wanna see pictures?

Another front shot
Back shot
Side shot

Ahh.. I'm so happy.

But why does it feel like I'm working on a Clover costume? >..<

Oh- and for those of you who didn't know I was working on this: Mako-chan helped me with a lot of it! She sewed all the peices together, and helped me assemble everything!
Current Mood: tiredtired
haibane_renmei on December 20th, 2002 12:59 am (UTC)
CEO, Air Perv: Pure Fruitcake - Undiluted.zoi_no_miko on December 20th, 2002 02:17 am (UTC)
*gives ayame stamp of approval* Sugoi! ^_^ It's very pretty...
*is currently having dreams of a boned bodice, looks longingly at the boneing that the cute goth boy at the fabric store talked her into*

*rubs hands together* Excellent... underwear.... eheheheheheh.
rikagumi on December 20th, 2002 03:55 am (UTC)
so you put it on and *poof* your chest pops out? I could SO use one of those!
cosmicmonster on December 20th, 2002 09:35 am (UTC)
Girls are more obsessed with their chests than most guys are.

Makoto: smooooooothkinomakoto on December 20th, 2002 07:03 am (UTC)
Hot damn!
She's beauuuuutiful. XD Thank you, Farthingdales!

She sure looks like she can stand up of her own accord... XD
(Anonymous) on December 22nd, 2002 10:19 pm (UTC)
Can't wait!
The corset is beautiful! I really can see you take after your mom! :P Can't wait to see the wedding dress. Not too far off now though. I bet that will be gorgeous! I really hope you and future hubby have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see you in March!! (OMG...I'm getting old...my oldest niece is getting married soon!! hehe)
Nil: I'm on ur legz be-otch!merisier on January 25th, 2003 07:46 am (UTC)
You don't know me, but I was wondering where you got the mannequin? (sorry if it's not a mannequin, I don't know much about these things *slaps forehead*)
I love the corset, it's very well made ^^
HIDE your facekyonomiko on January 25th, 2003 09:13 am (UTC)
No problem! ^..^
I bought my dress form at Jo Anne's.
You can get a mannequin if you're just looking to display somthing, but if you want a "body double" to help you with sewing and fitting your own garments, dress forms, or dress-maker's models are really the best. You get one in your relative size (petite, small, medium, large, XL, etc) and each has a set of measurements on it. You turn a dial on the bust, waist, adjust the shoulders, height, etc.. until all the measurements match yours. They're exceptional for fitting.. unfortunately, they're really expensive T..T I ended up buying one that was a little bit smaller than I am, because they didn't have my size in stock. I had a 50% off coupon.. and if I'd special-ordered one that was my size, I woudln't be able to use the coupon. (And with the coupon, it was still 90 bucks XP ) In any case... most of your local fabric stores should have them.. and if they don't.. they ought to be able to get one for you. Unfortunately, ebay dosn't have them any cheaper. I HAVE heard of a way you can make a very good, accurage one out of an old T-shirt and duct tape, if you're interested.