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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Corset Top help

I guess I should post this in this forum as well. I am kind of stumped and intimidated by this project honestly.
I have been putting off creating this top for a while and now I have most of the rest of the costume done. The logistics of how to put this together are just... throwing me off though.
And I have huge boobs so I DEFINITELY need the support from a bra, and I'm wanting to get an underbust corset to cinch me in. But how the hell would I put both of them together Frankenstein style without adding bulk/pinching my boobs and armpits?


Any tips at all will be appreciated.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:26 AM   #2
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I would suggest using the corset vest in this pattern: http://www.simplicity.com/p-1942-costumes.aspx#t-2 and doing a few modifications/additions for the hanging garter belt bit, and the collar. The bra doesn't necessarily need to be attached - it can be a separate piece. You would just have to make a mock up in scrap or muslin and fit it first, so that the curves under the bust reach high enough to cover the bottom of the bra. Use a stiff fabric (canvas or upholstery) for the lining or the single layer if you don't want a lining.

For example, an acquaintance of mine I met at a Steampunk con did this: http://www.behance.net/analise/frame/3479957
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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I agree with most of the above. I'd like to add, try studying corset construction. Corsets Historical patterns and techniques is a good book. Cut, boning, and fabric all lend to support and shape.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 08:03 PM   #4
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I think it would look better if it were one whole piece personally but.. I guess I don't know how to cut down bulk on my bust and underbust area? While still holding the girls up?
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Unread 02-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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the key to support is the cup proper (fitting correctly) and the band. In a corset, adjusting the whole uppermost section, say the top three inches of the corset, are where you will succeed or fail.
It's not so much a matter of engineering, as tailoring the engineered bits to fit best.
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Unread 02-04-2013, 10:53 PM   #6
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the key to support is the cup proper (fitting correctly) and the band. In a corset, adjusting the whole uppermost section, say the top three inches of the corset, are where you will succeed or fail.
It's not so much a matter of engineering, as tailoring the engineered bits to fit best.
Question, would it be a good idea to make an exact mockup up of my torso from say Saran wrap and duct tape? So that I can see where any pattern I use would need to be altered?
I have a bra I can scrap with the right fit in the boobs (thank god...) but seeing how much shorter I should make the front panels and such?
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Unread 02-05-2013, 04:36 PM   #7
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The design looks like it would allow you to put underwire and padding in the "cups". Create an interior bra of sorts.

Edit: just read your last post. Please ignore mine!
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Yes, make a form. the further your shape is from 'average' the more helpful it is to have a form that is actually your shape.
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Unread 02-06-2013, 09:15 PM   #9
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Yes, make a form. the further your shape is from 'average' the more helpful it is to have a form that is actually your shape.
Okay! Can do I'll try to give you guys some pictures when it's done.
(And yes... I'm 42-29-41... so... uber curvy ><)
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