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I love the artist Alfons Mucha, and I wanted to create a corset that would bring to life the magical atmosphere of his work. I also knew that in the beginning of the 20th century, Japan was very fashionable. So I decided to blend these influences in my corset. It is made after the pattern of the 1908 transitional corset. I made some changes to the pattern to make it an overbust. It has three layers: the outer layer in two contrasting cotton fabrics, a layer in cotton coutil and a separate lining layer in satin silk/cotton. There are 12 flat steels and 14 spiral bones, held within boning casings (twill tape). I sewed an antique golden lace along the top edge by hand. It was the first time I worked with real corset coutil, and it was great! The corset is comfortable and it gives me the figure I wanted. I also created the headdress and the necklace.

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sparklewren  
  Ooh, the fit is beautiful...  
 
Laurie Tavan  
  This is such lovely fabrics and trim, very stunning and perfectly fit!  
 
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likeloislaine  
  I love Mucha as well!! Wonderful representation! !! It is beautiful  
 
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Cecilia Brown  
  lol This is beautiful! one of the best fits I've seen and your construction is gorgeous! Besides, the red and lace are fabulous together! It's so pretty, I want one for myself!  
 
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galadriel  
  It looks so dreamy and bohemian <3 I love it!  
 
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segolene  
  Thank you so much for your comments ! smile I worked a lot on the fit, I'm glad you like it !  
 
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s_stuart  
  Perfect shaping and it definitely gets your theme across! Thank you for providing the close-up detail photos to show your amazingly careful stitching and finishing work on this piece.  
 
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aitchlight  
  I love the whole ensemble, and I agree with the other comments; the fit is perfect.  
 
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downsouth  
  Ohh... I love the lines of this. The shaping of the top and bottom edges is so lovely.  
 
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