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Monday, June 14, 2010

Crochet Corset



In my earlier post about the Medieval Corset Belt, I started exploring historical influences in modern fashion, and here you can see continuation of that theme.

I'm starting to realise that you can crochet any type of clothing, and I was surprised how easy it is to create a funky little garment like this medieval style top, which works best over a frilly t-shirt or white blouse.

Of course, you can wear it without anything underneath, but that would be a bit too kinky for me and doesn't comply with medieval standards ;)

The dark colours give this top a gothic feel, but I'm now working on a similar top in a lighter colour and longer length.

The corset has been worked in one piece, front stripy panels have been added before the picot and frill edging finished the garment.

The main crochet stitch used is the double crochet cross stitch, which gives the corset a textured feel.


Yarn used: Sirdar Balmoral, shade 484 (Butler Black) and shade 487 (Windsor Purple)

9 comments:

  1. how uterly brilliant, I love knitting too (you can take the girl out of art college....) I have a wonderful old knitting book with a pattern for knitting gentlemen's underwear....

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  2. Hi, thanks for your comment. Well, yes I'm thinking about knitting a pair of trousers, but not sure if I would ever wear them ;) Should I knit underwear for my hubby? Knitted pants...mmh.. I think that would be cruel ;) x

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  3. Your Corset is very beautiful!!!!I love cosets!!

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  4. What a gorgeous corset 0.0 After I´ve done with my other "obligations", I will try to make one, too!! That´s just adorable, with those colors and all.. wow!!

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  5. Great, great, great...love it...
    Greetings from France
    Anett

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  6. Hi ;) You can find the source of the corset pattern in my post here:

    http://cosmiccrafts.blogspot.com/2010/05/medieval-corset-belt.html

    I have adapted the original pattern for the medieval corset belt found in Debbie Stoller's book Happy Hooker. It's very easy to make. More pics of different styles of corsets I've crocheted freestyle will be posted soon ;)

    Thank you for stopping by ;)

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