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Lucy Billany

© Lucy Billany

Dragon Corset

1912-fr-improverThis corset is based on the pattern in Norah Waugh's Corsets and Crinolines for the 1911 corset. The corset is very lightly boned with spiral steels and is constructed using two layers of coutil - an outer layer of white satin coutil and an inner layer of herringbone coutil. The dragons are hand embroidered in black cotton embroidery floss.

This was my first attempt at several techniques including applying an embroidered section and creating a corset with gores. As such, if I were to make it again I think I would try some different construction methods - but that's what learning is all about!

More details in my Dress Diary, on my blog

© Lucy Billany © Lucy Billany
© Lucy Billany © Lucy Billany
© Lucy Billany © Lucy Billany
© Lucy Billany
© Lucy Billany
© Lucy Billany

martuszekk 24.02.2012 15:06  
Yes No   WOW~!
I am soo in love with the dragons!!!
amazing idea really!
sparklewren 24.02.2012 15:10  
Yes No   Aw, those dragons are very cool! Very interesting the way the embroidered panels have been hand-stitched down with the seamlines matching up, clever work :-)  
juliab 24.02.2012 18:03  
Yes No   Love those dragons. Looks like a tattoo to me. Lovely fagotting stitching details too  
dhendrick 25.02.2012 14:51  
Yes No   Lovely details on this corset. I really like the shape, too. Good job!  
mala_14 25.02.2012 22:25  
Yes No   The black and white contrast is really sharp looking! And the embroidery idea is awesome. Great work!  
aitchlight 25.02.2012 22:37  
Yes No   I love your dragons! Your embroidery is spot on and the shape of the dragons really compliments the shaping of the corset.  
Lucy Billany 27.02.2012 18:02  
Yes No   Thanks you so much for all your lovely comments. I'm so pleased you like the dragons!  
corsetra 27.02.2012 20:37  
Yes No   I just love the dragons!  
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