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How to Make a Mesh Corset by sidneyeileen How to Make a Mesh Corset by sidneyeileen
This tutorial demonstrates in detail how to make an underbust or waist cincher Victorian corset using a synthetic sport mesh. Mesh corsets were made in the late Victorian, but they were constructed using strong, natural-fiber mesh, like linen canvas for embroidery. Heavy-duty sport mesh is a much more economical choice and works very well. Be sure to choose a mesh that is described for heavy-duty use, which has a mesh hole size of no more than 1/8".

When at a future date I make a mesh corset using natural fiber, I will take detailed photos and describe any differences in the construction.

The original posting of this tutorial may be found on my web site --> [link]
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halfstreetstudio Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015   Artist
such good alternative textiles awesome project thankyou for posting
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.  :aww:
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Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Oh my gosh !! One day I'll try that !
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Hmm, is this some sort of medieval torture device made by arcane and forbidden arts?

(Says the male who accidentally stumbled upon this page.)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Not at all.  While not everyone is going to enjoy wearing them, they are not inherently dangerous, and can actually be quite beneficial.  Modern medical back braces, for example, are pretty much identical to corsets.  If you are interested in actually understanding the health risks and benefits of corsets, I would suggest starting here: lucycorsetry.com/how-corsets-h…
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Ovid2345 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Oh, my apologizes.

I was just trying an attempt at humor, which obviously failed. I wasn't questioning your intentions, the desire of others to engage in textile artistic expression, or those who appreciate quality and classically designed clothing. I was trying to make fun of the ignorance of the typical male understanding of such things. My desire was to bring a bit of satrical cheer, not an accusation of anyone's artistic talents.

Clearly your have great artistic ability in the medium and I greatly appreciate your ability, and desire, to share your knowledge with others. In our dress down, lowest possible standard culture, it is encouraging that there are some who follow the old paths.

Again, my apologizes, and thank you for sharing your talents.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem.  The joke was lost because it is so common for people to misunderstand and believe rumor that corsets are torture devices.  The vast majority of comments of that nature are quite serious.  I am glad that in this case it was a joke.  :aww:
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is incredible!! Thank you SO much for posting this fantastic tutorial! Have had fabric for a mesh corset for forever but was too timid to start. After this though I'm definitely cracking down! Thanks again! <3
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.  :aww:
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NightmareCupcake Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks awesome, thanks for making this :D
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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CostumedesignerEefke Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artist
extremely useful and professional. Love it!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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TeayangUmiko Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
>,< b
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Extremely detailed and helpful!!
Thank you so much :D
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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XxBad-Luck-ChildxX Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student General Artist
extremely helpful. thankies ^_^
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome. :aww:
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Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for sharing this tutorial, very helpful and wonderfully done ^_^
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :hug:
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LeenaCruz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this tutorial, its very helpful!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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vladioglas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
how much time does it take to make a corset like this?
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Not including pattern drafting, probably three full days of work.
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vladioglas Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you!!!!very helpfull :)
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
:+fav: This tutorial is featured in "Costume Design 101" for Costume Week.

Thank you for sharing your design techniques with the community!
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great! Thanks so much for posting this! :D I will try it out this summer.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. I hope it helps. :aww:
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INOA Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
such a nice result o_o
i'll try when i get more experient at sewing
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: I hope it helps.
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Sweet-Eny Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Thank you so much for this tutorial, very clear! I had'nt understood this kind of corset making when i was in school, so it will be very usefull and helpfull.
I'll try it!

Thank you!!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I hope it helps. :aww:
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Sweet-Eny Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Of course ^^, i will post a pic when i'll do it :)
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Phaylynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :D

I really wanted to know how to do this ^-^
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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maraluna Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Oh, thank you very much for this tutorial, :hug:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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Loett Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh i just love reading your tutorials!! i sure when i get MUCh better a sewing i'll attempt one!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D :hug:
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lotsabots Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Thank you so much for making this! I wish I had time to read it all, but I will certainly try to use this at some point! "+fav:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome. :aww:
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Brodys-Babe Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Vary well detailed! I like it!



I am assuming one could use regular(but sturdy) fabric instead of mesh to make a regular Victorian corset.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:

There are many different methods of creating a regular Victorian corset, but I would not recommend using this method to do so. It is far more complicated than necessary, and would result in ridiculously thick seams. The extra turning is only needed to compensate for the potential instability and weakness of the mesh material.

I haven't written a tutorial about normal corset construction yet, but I will get to it sooner or later. :nod:
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Brodys-Babe Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Ok! Thanks for telling us! I shall wait patiently for you to make a regular tutorial on normal corsets.
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lotsabots Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
(Oh! I do hope you don't mind me hitching onto your comment! I am curious as to see the reply!)
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Brodys-Babe Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student General Artist
NP!


All aboard the Curiosity Train!
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