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Unread 08-01-2012, 01:50 PM   #11761
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and if you go with spiral steel a great place to get it is tutu.com they are SUPER reasonable and it's a great product (so is like everything on there, I love that site) it's under "notions"
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Unread 08-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #11762
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Or you can cheap out and use cable ties as boning. They do the job as long as your channels are perfectly straight (can't use them on princess seams). I always make my boning channels in the lining so they don't show.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 10:27 PM   #11763
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http://www.aussiecorsetsupplies.com/...-steel-boning/
Will these be okay? i'm so sorry for bothering you all the time. But my mother is making me very nervous. She caught me at the fabric store on tuesday and has been telling me not to waste my time/money because i've only made one thing before and i'm going to fail in this endeavor. So I have to prove her wrong.
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Unread 08-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #11764
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That should work. If you have the time, I would sew up the lining -- at least basted-- and mark the channels before you order the boning-- so you can get accurate measurements on the lengths you need. I ordered mine before I started for my Elizabethan corset and half of them were the wrong length.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 01:43 AM   #11765
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That should work. If you have the time, I would sew up the lining -- at least basted-- and mark the channels before you order the boning-- so you can get accurate measurements on the lengths you need. I ordered mine before I started for my Elizabethan corset and half of them were the wrong length.
I like elizabethan cosplay, and found lots of them here:
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english version:
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Unread 08-02-2012, 02:38 AM   #11766
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Sharnie ~ We are all more then happy to help you out however you need!
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Unread 08-02-2012, 10:40 AM   #11767
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@ Kiggi: I totally understand. I hope things get better for you very soon. Keep on working on your Cindy, I am sure it will be amazing. And thanks! I am only almost done with the skirt, but the bodice shouldn't take long to embroider, especially after how complicated the skirt was. :P

@ LadySasha: I have actually never used steel boning before, but after watching your video I will give it a shot! It was much smaller/thinner than I expected, but it really seems to make a big difference. The plastic stuff bends too much in my opinion.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 03:41 PM   #11768
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guys seriously need some motivation to get her next Ariel project done... but a friend of mine showed me this fabric for an original project of hers, and thought this could be a good fabric to use for the fluke of my parks inspired/walkable/party suitable tail? Second opinions would be nice, i'm thinking of mixing up the disneyworld and (its either) tokyo/hongkong fluke design... like the colors of disneyworld's but the layers of the other park? If that makes sense?
http://www.tissufabrics.co.uk/fabric...sey-lycra.html
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Unread 08-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #11769
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Seifer - it's scary at first but once you start using it....GUH its just the most amazing thing!! The plastic boning is fine (my Christmas Belle dress uses Nessa's suggestion of those big zip ties). But the spiral boning is definitely my fave.

Furie ~ That fabric is gorgeous! Love the color!!
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Unread 08-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #11770
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sharnie, we will help you prove your mom wrong. no one should ever feel like they cant do it!!! you are so not bothering us at all that is why we are here to help each other


anyone have some sewing mice? just figured id ask soooo many costumes!!! 58 days.
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Unread 08-03-2012, 12:33 AM   #11771
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Sharnie- The fabric you linked to isn't velvet, as far as I can tell, it's just cotton fabric (Like what a quilt or a button-down shirt would be made with). I know that JoAnn's and Hancock's stock velvet on their websites, but it's like $25/yd, which is hefty, but the fabric is BEAUTIFUL. If you want to go cheap and still get a really good appearance, you can get velour. Actually, my Snow White bodice is made with fabric that I salvaged from a velour dress I found at Goodwill. It looks really nice and you really can't tell it's not "real" velvet. I have a ton of it left and would be more than willing to send it to you for free!

As for boning, it's really not difficult. I was scared of it when I made my Briar Rose corset, but really it wasn't hard at all. (Also, I made it when I was a n00b sewer, and it turned out pretty well!) I use Nessa's method of using cable-ties (you can find them in the hardware section at Walmart)- they're super-cheap and work great! I haven't used steel boning so I don't know anything about them. If you're nervous about it, I suggest just using the cable-ties. Also, the pattern you're using will tell you how and where to put in the boning. That pattern requires you to sew in boning channels (which is still easy!). I did something similar for my Thumbelina corset. I used 1/4" double-fold bias tape that I pressed the center fold out of, pinned, and stitched to the lining. It looked something like . So, essentially, what you'll have are strips of fabric sewn to your lining material to create "casings" for the strips of boning. However, the boning channels on your bodice won't be quite this regular.

And, again, you're not bothering anyone! We're happy to help! And nobody ever learns from not trying- there's no reason you can't do this! Also, I'm happy to be such an inspiration to you! ♥
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Unread 08-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #11772
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sasha- ^_^ Yeah I love the color too!


Soooooo as I had another commission for another Ariel wig, I managed to get myself new metallic green lycra for my new tail for September's birthday party (and one I can finally put more effort into and like) this morning yay! Also, got the first session of the coloring for my ariel tattoo booked in for the 16th august. woooo!
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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:15 AM   #11773
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Hi Suzie, I wish I could buy things from Joann's, but I don't think we have any in Australia. I'll check spotlight and lincraft for velour this tuesday.
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Unread 08-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #11774
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Furie ~ Yay wig commissions and fabric and getting tattoos colored!

Do any of you know any good tutorials on how to do a cindy wig?

Also I totally forgot to mention there's a pretty big group of us going to Disney On Ice: Rockin' Ever After on Sept 9th! I'm SOOOOOO excited! I've always find out about them being in FL like a week after they're gone! I think I'm going to do a casual Ariel and have my Hubby do a casual Eric. But I can't decide what to base my outfit on. Her Kiss the Girl dress or her mermaid form. I have the stuff to make the KTG corset (just have to make it). Also any tips on styling an Ariel wig?
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Unread 08-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #11775
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Sasha- For Ariel bangs... its all about teasing (back combing) on the underside of the wefts and bringing over and spraying the crap out of them. I highly recommend getting clips and clipping the bangs over layer by layer after you've sprayed them into place so they dry in place without flopping down and flat. But yeah... it literally is just tease tease tease, and gently bring over to the opposite side. And bobby pins are your best friend for keeping the bangs up too!


My metallic fabric turned up this morning for mermaid Ariel version 2.0!! Omg its soooooooooooooooooooooo perfect!
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