Corset+Skirt=Dress

17 Jul

So about a month before our Vegas vacation, I got an idea for a dress that consisted of a corset with straps that buckled in the front and then a removable wraparound skirt that would also fasten to the corset.

I drew this sketch:

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This skirt would be easy enough, and I’d made corsets before (3 currently), but this corset would have a high back and just a few more complicated alterations than my experience covered.

So I hired a local seamstress who specializes in corsets. Her company is called The Fitting Room, and she does lovely work.

I figured I’d leave the corset to the professional and ask to order more fabric  so that I could make the skirt on my own.

Sadly, due to vacations, remodeling, and general lack of time, this was not to be for this year’s OCON – maybe next year! However, I will certainly see if I can work this dress into Halloween for this year (Devil in a Blue Dress, anyone?).

I finally got to pick up the finished corset today. I will be working on the skirt and attaching the clasps when that is done (and taking more pictures of course!)

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My form isn’t exactly the best color for showing off the silk of the corset (and my form isn’t quite as busty as I am), but I plan to get some nice pictures of me wearing it once the whole dress is finished.

But I’m totally in love with it! Marie did fabulous work!

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3 Responses to “Corset+Skirt=Dress”

  1. Madison July 17, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    Looks awesome!! 😀

  2. Michelle Sy July 11, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    It's lovely indeed. Would you mind sharing the contact details of the seamstress?dress designs

  3. Arwen July 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm #

    Sure! http://fittingroomcorsets.com/

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