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Matching Stripes in Corsetry

Striped corset by Laurie TavanStripes create an unusual visual interest in your corsetry. Here's how to match stripes perfectly by a simple technique of visualizing pattern matching choices before stitching up the project.

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sparklewren 16.02.2010 20:51  
Yes No   Wonderful Laurie! This pattern matching technique is brilliant, but I'm also taken with how much excellent pieces of information are in this article almost as asides (such as manipulating fashion fabrics and turn-of-cloth). I think a lot of us will be reading this twice or thrice to soak it all in :-)  
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bernicia 20.02.2010 18:48  
Yes No   What a great article - really good to know about using bias over straght grain - I have often wondered if this would work in a corset but not been brave enough to try - yet!! Will certainly be experimenting the matching technique with next tartan corset. Thanks so much! I would also love to know more about the construction of the beautiful stays in the pics above  
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dazeoflaur 21.02.2010 06:13  
Yes No   Jenni, thanks for the compliment :) I enjoyed reading your article as well! Manipulating fashion fabrics is super fun although time consuming :)

Bernicia, the pink stay and the blue & gold pseudo 16th/17th century stay were quite fun to make :) I'm sorry I didn't actually have the time to do more "making of" posts on these two corsets but here are a few links to more information on them.


I'd love to see your next tartan corset ;-)
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bernicia 22.02.2010 11:22  
Yes No   thanks for that Laurie - I had a lovely time looking through these sites - beautiful! I have a commission that hopefully will involve stays for a wedding dress this summer so thinking a lot about that just now!
bernicia :-)
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plumetis 08.07.2012 17:21  
Yes No   Le résultat est beau et surprenant!
Merci Laurie
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alovelacecostume 02.01.2013 18:19  
Yes No   Fantastic article! Thanks this has really helped. Especially the note on patterned fabrics too!  
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