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  1. Hi everyone, I know it's also a matter of preference, but I'm curious. I've used 6/7 ounce leather for some gorgeous corsets I've made in the past. It gave a decent sturdiness to the body without being too thick. Curious what other people use, and the type of leather they'd recommend. I'd also like a recommendation for an ounce and leather on harnesses. I've used a 4 ounce in the past and it was comfortable for the wearer. Thanks
  2. I made this corset for my wife, who wanted a Lady Loki armour costume. The problem of course is corsets need to fit really well and I've never made one before. After searching the web I thought I had a good grasp on what to do. Ha! The front pieces were not much of a problem, but when it curves around the sides was a disaster. I drilled out rivets quite a few times. If you don't want to annoy your wife by getting her to "stop and try this on" I suggest you make a duct tape dummy. Long story, but eventually I got it right. It took me about three months on and off in the evenings. She loves it, but has only worn it once. Ha.
  3. Hi ! I would like to show you a corset I made for a friend's fantasy themed wedding. It is made from 3mm vegtan shoulder, dyed with eco-flo pro and finished with an homemade blend of caranuba wax and neatsfoot oil. The black herringbone lacing is made with kangaroo lace. I have some room of improvement, especially with my carving, which is something I don't do often and need practicing. I have used this pattern several times in differents sizes and it has come from a long way of trials and errors but I think I'm getting to the shape I want. I am in the process of writing a tutorial about it and I would like to know if you think that I can sell the pattern (in a near future, I still have some work to draw it multi-size in my CAD software) and if yes what cost would you think fair ? Best regards, Leo.
  4. Ok my wife and I have designed our very first corset, and this is a true one of a kind, we built this from the ground up. From concept, to pattern cutting out all the way til finished. Everything on this is hand done, no machinery was used what so ever. It's 6 to 7 oz veg tan leather all total about 10 hours of work, from starting out with duct tape..yep that's right we used duct tape in our design...to putting it all together. Only thing I have to really learn to do a little better is where to put the rivets at.
  5. Well this is the first neck corset that I have taken photos of its actually the second neck corset that I have done. First one was a major learning experience and a few screw ups so not going to show that lol. This is designed to go with an underbust corset that I am working on will have photos of that soon.
  6. I'm currently in the beginning phases of making a corset for my wife and was looking for a bit of advice. First off, here is the pattern I plan to use: This pattern shows half a corset, from front closure to lacing. What I am concerned about are the edges to the sides meeting up cleanly. As you can see I have a curve where the front and back pannels meet the side, where most of the waist cinching will occur. I am using 5-6 oz. leather. To combine each piece I plan on using an overlap of about 1/2 inch to act like boning and I am not sure how to handle the curving part of the piece. Should I notch it? Some other method? Any oppinions/advice would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Hi All Just finished putting this together on the weekend, I'm really happy with the way it turned out (considering it was my first attempted at a corset). I really love the colours to, great combination but then I made it so I'm a little biased hehe. Completely hand stitched a total of 27 metres of braided thread, my hands was killing after all that and yes I was wearing gloves too. Would love to hear what everyone thinks of it good or bad. What better way to learn from your mistakes than to hear constructive criticism. Caldorn Darren DarkWave Leathers
  8. This is my wife's first leather project. We could not find info on how to line it, so she chose to do it with pigskin suede. It is nice material, but the dye comes off on skin when you work with it. Does anyone know how we can treat it so it won't rub off on shirts worn underneath? We are considering spraying it with waterproofer for leather shoes. Thanks in advance. Also, going forward, is there a way to actually treat the pigskin suede before it is applied to the project?
  9. I came across some little sewing patterns the other day and thought that I could modify them and create a cool little card wallet out of the basic design idea. There are so many options and creative ideas I have for the tooling and adding of lace and such to this that I am kind of excited about it and hope they are liked enough that I get to make a bunch of them. This is a picture of one of the two I have done so far and have put up for sale. Will see how it goes.
  10. This waist cincher is my first official leather project! The stock is 5/6 ounce single shoulder from Springfield Leather. Dye is two tone black and mahogany Fiebing's oil-based dye, and finished with Fiebing's Acrylic Resolene. Edges slicked down with a bit of gum tragacanth and water. Back slicked down by Fiebing's tan kote. 1/4 inch antique nickel plate eyelets from Tandy, and black kangaroo lace from Springfield Leather.
  11. This is a corset in progress. I've sewn a couple of traditional corsets, and this one is a bit of an engineering feat for me, in deciding which order things have to be done in since its not your traditional method of construction. I almost have the leather exterior done. I have a heavy cotton lining in black and white houndstooth, and it contains the bones and is waiting on a busk. I will stitch the lining to the exterior, and add a wide leather bias binding to the edges once the buckles are completed. This piece and the one I posted before this are going to be costume pieces for this years carnaval. I have one more corset to do, which will be a longer under bust piece out of heavier leather and using all rivet construction. Any tips for a riveted corset??
  12. Hello everyone, I'm new at this, so sorry if I ramble a little I'm a year 12 textiles student and for my major work I'm crating a Steampunk inspired leather dress. The dress will have a large skirt and a corset top. I want the leather to be quite sturdy, but I'm working with a regular sewing machine so it can't be too thick. I'm really just wondering if anyone can offer any advice on what sort of leather I should think about using (actually any advice at all would be hugely helpful). I need the leather to be supple, to allow freedom of movement, but I also want it to look quite sturdy. All advice will be taken and considered, I'd really appreciate any help you can give Thankyou.
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