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Hello to all, and pictures of my latest

TwilaTee | Posted in Photo Gallery on

It’s been awhile since I have posted. Sorry about that! I hope you are all well!

I’ve made something new! Here are some pictures and I promise to visit more often. -Twila


  1. Ralphetta | | #1

    That's great looking.  I wish I had that AND the body.

  2. solosmocker | | #2

    Vavavoom! Beautiful bustier and lovely lady.

  3. jatman | | #3

    Ohhhh TwilaTee!  That is awesome!  Did you use a pattern for that?  And if so, would you share which pattern?  Are you going to wear it to an event or is it part of a period costume?

    Thank you for sharing - very inspirational!!


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      TwilaTee | | #9

      I used Simplicity 5006 and altered it for fit, lengthened it along the hip, and added a front busk. It is lined in jean and has spiral steel bones on all the seams. You can get all the supplies from either here: http://www.farthingales.on.ca/ or here: http://www.corsetmaking.com/CMSpages/CMShome.html I got a lot of help and inspiration from this LiveJournal group:http://community.livejournal.com/corsetmakers/Yes! you know me so well! lol! I made this corset to wear as part of a Harry Potter costume I am making for the book release and movie premier! *giggle* I'm probably the biggest nerd on the planet!It turned at reasonably well so I think I'll wear it out dancing with my husband for our 12th anniversary this weekend! Yay! too much fun!

      1. Ralphetta | | #11

        How is it fastened down the front?  I really like how smooth it looks. 

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          TwilaTee | | #14

          I used a busk like the ones here: http://store.corsetmaking.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=CMS&Category_Code=B&AFFIL=CMThe pattern doesn't call for that though! but it really makes putting it on and taking it off MUCH easier! If you don't use one you'll need someone to help you get dressed! -Twila

      2. jatman | | #12

        Thank you for all the info TwylaTee!  I may very well have to try to make that one!  It's a show stopper!  As for being 'the biggest nerd on the planet' at least you'll be the best dressed one at the premier!  And I'm a CPA so I'm right there with you in nerdtown (it's kinda like funkytown, isn't it!?)!

        Thank you again!


  4. Cherrypops | | #4


    Is it going to be on your website too?

    I'd love the pattern also. I'm tinier in the bust but it would work.


  5. JanF | | #5

    These are brilliant - fantastic looking fabric too!
    Someone mentions your website - do you have one then - presumeably cos u do loads of stuff??
    Could u direct us to your website?
    Thanks Jan

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      TwilaTee | | #7

      I cross posted a write up about this corset on both my LJ -http://twilatee.livejournal.com/3613.html#cutid1 and on my website http://web.mac.com/hottee295 if you click on the blog link at the top of the page you'll see it.I haven't been sewing much for other people lately, I've been taking a break and sewing only for myself. I like making things that are either too expensive to buy, or can't be bought... like this corset! When I sew for clients it's mostly just DRAPES boo hoo! Drapes of doom! big lined rectangles of boredom!! lol! This project was fun though!

  6. Action Dreamer | | #6

    Stunning, gorgeous, awesome, sexy-all of it- the model, the pattern,  the fabric!   Twila Tee you are a gifted seamstress and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing.

    Action Dreamer

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      TwilaTee | | #8

      Thank you so much! That was very nice of you to say! *blush, blush*

  7. fabricholic | | #10

    TwilaTee,It is so pretty. Where did you find the fabric?Marcy

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      TwilaTee | | #13

      Joann's had all that silky brocade on sale for spring. They had so many different patterns and colors to chose from! I walked down the isle and had a really hard time chosing! In my minds eye all I could see were corsets and funky aisan inspired bags, and jackets and dresses! I was good though and only bought a yard of this! I have 1/2 a yard left over, I think I'll make a matching bag! -Twila

      1. fabricholic | | #15

        I have always wanted to make something from the brocade, but I have no desire to stuff my big self in a corset, and doubt if I could make one, anyway. The bag is a good idea for me to try, though.Marcy

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          TwilaTee | | #16

          Oh, yes! I was thinking a great hobo bag or even a clutch with one of these fasteners....http://lacis.com/catalog/catalog.html

          1. fabricholic | | #17

            Those are some beautiful purse frames. Be sure to post when you make one.

          2. jatman | | #18

            I second that, Fabricholic!  If you make a matching bag will you post a picture for us?  And thank you for sharing all of these wonderful websites!


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