|Black Corset Dress - Version 3|
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|UPDATE: 01/19/09 The new Brooch piece is done (version 3)! It looks 10 times better than my old one... and it's not falling apart this time!|
UPDATE: 01/18/09 I finished the new corset! I kept the old gauntlets since they worked and looked fine :-)
UPDATE: 01/05/09 I finished adding the strands of beads and velvet to the necklace base. Using black eyelets and black beading wire it is super sturdy and hangs great.
UPDATE: 12/22/08 I've started beading the necklace!!! TONS of beads have been used so far, but luckily it's not that heavy :-)
UPDATE: 08/22/08 So, in the last week I've bought new fabric that looks WAY better than the old floral lace I had, bought beads for the necklace, and started beaded the 'brooch' on the necklace. I've also included a photo with a detailed description of how the strings on the necklace look to me :-)
Black Fireside Corset Dress
1. Black Pleather/Leather corset
I found that pleather worked better for me. It's easier to sew since it's thinner, and came pre-lined. It was also fairly cheap at $5 yd (54" wide).
2. Black Pleather/Leather Gauntlets
These use the same material as the corset.
3. Mermaid style Skirt
This can be silver, grey or white underneath with a black lace/burnout velvet overlay. The skirt is a mermaid style which has a slight flare at the bottom for a small train and is tighter fitting up top. Vogue has a great pattern (Number 2810) for the corset and skirt together. It just takes a few tiny mods. http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V2810=x&TI=20003&page=3
4. Beaded Necklace
This was beaded fairly simply with 4mm round faceted beads and 12mm round faceted beads. There is also a round beaded brooch at the top of the neklace. You can find a pre-made sequined/beaded applique, or you can embroider/bead your own fairly easily.
5. Silver Headbands
These can be bought or made from metal / plastic/craft foam (painted metallic).
6. Feather Capelet (Optional - as its not worn in some scenes).
This is made with feather trim.
Its a simple braid with the two side strands twisted at the temples and added to the braid. The original also had hair woven into the braid, but a regular braid works too.