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MIY Inspiration: Each X Other Spring 2016 Collection

From the Each X Other Spring 2016 Collection.

Creative use for the Premium Hook and Eye Tapes available at MakingItYourself.

#MIYinspirations

MIY-DIY3 MIY-DIY2 MIY-DIY

 

CMS-TT-ETB

Premium Eye Tape – Black

http://corsetmaking.com/corset-tapes-trims/CMS-TT-ETB.html

 

Premium Hook Tape - Black

Premium Hook Tape – Black

http://corsetmaking.com/corset-tapes-trims/CMS-TT-HTB.html

 

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How to Measure Underwires

It’s really hard to know what bra size you wear, let alone what size underwire you need.
Every company that makes bras and bra sewing patterns has their own sizing, some overlap, but often they don’t.

When viewing an underwire product page on our site you’ll notice a button along the side labeled “+ Technical Specs” – Clicking this link will display the exact measurements of the underwires.

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This is what you’ll see:

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If you are unsure how to get the Length, Depth, and Width use this as your guide.

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The Length is measured around the curve from tip to tip. The Width is straight across from tip to tip. The Depth is measured from the center point of the Width to the bottom of the curve.

Happy Bra Making!
~Amy

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A Corset ‘Life-Hack’ From Our Friend Lucy

Here’s an interesting technique in busk repair shared by our friend Lucy.

 

 

You can view more great videos from Lucy at: Lucy Corsetry

 

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Swellegant Tutorial

 

 

Check out the great Swellegant Tutorial below!

Click on the images to view Full Size.

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Boning Information & Comparison

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Boning,
But Were Afraid to Ask…

There are many types of boning available and sometimes choosing the most appropriate type can be a confusing task. The comparison chart below is to help you decide what corset boning will be best for your particular project. Keep in mind that many times more than one type of boning will work for the same job… a lot of times the type of boning you select will be a personal preference of your own or of a clients.

Boning Comparison Chart

White Steel Boning

Spiral Steel Boning

White Steel Boning

Properties: A rigid bone made of nylon coated spring steel. 1/2" or 1/4" (6mm.) wide. Coating prevents rusting and is highly resistant to washing detergents, and other fluids.
Specs: High carbon, hardened, spring steel flat wire. Ends are white plastic dipped.
1/2" wide – .014" thick
1/4" (6mm.) – .010" thick
Advantages: A strong, rigid boning.
Disadvantages: Cannot be sewn in curved channels. Can buckle or twist within casing.
Degree of Flex: Moderate flex in one direction only.
Ideal for: Corset Boning. Costuming.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Not necessary.

Spiral Steel Boning

Properties: A sturdy, flexible bone made of galvanized spring steel wire. 1/2" or 1/4" (6mm.) wide. Available in pre-cut lengths or in continuous rolls.
Specs: Hardened, galvanized, spring steel round wire. Pre-cut lengths are tipped with nickel plated brass tips.
1/2" wide – .035" thick
1/4" (6mm.) – .028" thick
Advantages: A strong, flexible boning. Can be sewn in curved channels.
Disadvantages: The flex in two directions may not be appropriate for all applications.
Degree of Flex: High flex in two axis.
Ideal for: Corset boning, frequent or long-time wearings. It’s amazing stiffness when sewn into bone casing, coupled with its ability to flex in all axes, makes this boning ideal for areas that require mobility such as brassieres and curved corset seams.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Not necessary for pre-cut lengths. 1/2" or 1/4" metal tips for continuous spiral steel.

Plastic Boning

Hoop Bone Steel

Plastic Boning

Properties: Extruded plastic boning. Designed for flexible support and to prevent rolling of garment materials.
Specs:
1/2" wide – .045" thick
1/4" (6mm.) – .080" thick
Advantages:
Plastic material is extremely durable and highly resistant to washing detergents and other fluids.
Disadvantages: Very flexible, not suitable for "waist-reducing" corset. Cannot be sewn in curved channels.
Degree of Flex: High flex in one direction only.
Ideal for: Costuming or garments that require very light support. Highly recommended for garments used in high voltage environments.
Cleaning: Machine or Hand washing.
Tips: Not necessary.

Hoop Boning

Properties: Very rigid steel for Hoops, Panniers, and Tutus.
Specs:

7.5 mm – 0.65 mm thick
5.5 mm – 0.60 mm thick
Advantages:
Will keep its circular shape when sewn into skirts.
Disadvantages: Requires a specialized cutter. More suited for skirts than corsets.
Degree of Flex: Moderate flex in one direction only.
Ideal for: Hoop Skirts. Costuming.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Use Tipping Fluid to protect cut ends.

Rigilene Boning

Fusion Coated Boning

Rigilene Boning

Properties: Polyester boning . Can be sewn through.
Specs:
12mm or 8mm wide.
Advantages:
Soft edges for easy sewing by hand or machine. Flexible, durable, and will not crack.
Disadvantages: Very light support.
Degree of Flex: High flex, one direction only.
Ideal for: Specially created for giving shape and support to strapless garments, theatrical costumes, evening wear, beachwear, and soft toys.
Cleaning: Dry Clean or Hand Wash without loss of stiffness.
Tips: 1/2" or 1/4" Rigilene Tips. Black or White available.

Fusion Coated Boning

Properties: Fusion coated carbon steel. Very rigid
Specs:
1/2" wide – .050" thick.
Advantages:
A strong, rigid boning.
Disadvantages: Cannot be sewn in curved channels.
Degree of Flex: Very little flex, one direction only.
Ideal for: Busk Reinforcement. Heavy support. Costuming.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Not necessary.

Lacing Bones

Extra Wide Bones

Lacing Bones

Properties: Fusion coated carbon steel. Very rigid
Specs:
1/2" wide – .050" thick.
Advantages:
Very strong, rigid boning.
Disadvantages: Cannot be sewn in curved channels.
Degree of Flex: Very little flex, one direction only.
Ideal for: Back lacing bones for corsets.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Not necessary.

Wide Boning

Properties: A rigid bone made of nylon coated spring steel.
Specs:
1" wide –
Advantages:
A strong, rigid boning.
Disadvantages: Cannot be sewn in curved channels.
Degree of Flex: Very little flex, one direction only.
Ideal for: Busk reinforcement. . Heavy support. Costuming.
Cleaning: Dry Cleaning recommended
Tips: Not necessary.

BONING FAQ’s:

Q: So will I set off alarms at the airport wearing my corset that I made with your metal boning?

A: Metal detectors at airports are quite sensitive and will go off if you are wearing a metal boned corset. For time and convenience sake it would be recommended not to wear your metal boned corset when rushing to catch a flight. You may be detained and have your corset inspected, but at this time wearig a corset is still not considered a securtiy risk and you will not be arrested!

Q: Will metal boning rust?

A: Our metal boning is galvanized or coated to prevent rusting. However, if it is chipped or cut and not tipped with Tipping Fluid there is a chance it could begin to rust. For that reason you will see that most of our metal boning suggests Dry Cleaning as the recommended way to clean.

Q: Do I need tips for my boning?

A: Metal Bone Tips ARE necessary for tipping continuous spiral steel boining that you cut to length. We offer tips for both 1/2" wide and 1/4" wide widths. The Metal Bone Tips are also recommended for Hoop Boning in 1/2" width. Plastic Rigilene Bone tips are recommended for Rigilene Boning. We offer Rigilene Boning Tips in both black and white for both widths. These tips allow you to sew through them to anchor the tips in place.

Bone Tips are NOT recommended for White Bone or Plastic Bone.

Q: Can I sew through boning?

A: Rigilene Boning can be sewn through, however the other boning types cannot be sewn through.

Q: Do I need casing for my bones?

A: Yes, bone casing is recommended for all boning. Some people make their own casings, however we offer several different types of casings which is a much easier solution!

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Ooops! Forgot Something?

Ooops!

It happens to the best of us… In your rush to purchase the supplies needed to complete your project you forgot to include a couple important items in your order.  Now there is a quick and easy way to add items or modify an order! (As long as the order has not already been pulled and shipped.)

Modifying An Order

The “Modify An Order” link is “http://corsetmaking.com/modify-order.html”.  From here you can do the following:

Add Some Forgotten Items:

Here’s the easiest way to add some items to your original order:

  • You will need to fill out the Order Modification Request Form on the Modify An Order  page.

  • Even if you plan on calling, please submit the form first so that we have it on hand to accompany your call.

  • If you are only adding items to your order, write “None” in the “Items to Cancel” field.

  • In the “Items to Add” field, list the Quantity, Items, and any necessary Item Variations (length, width, color, etc.) for all items your would like added to your order.

  • Check the 3 Agreement boxes at the bottom of the form and Submit.

Modify or Delete Some Items:

The easiest way to modify any items in your original order is to list all incorrect items in the “Items to Cancel” field, and then list the corrected items in the “Items to Add” field.

For example: If you accidentally ordered 5 rolls of 1/2″ White Bone Casing but you wanted 5 Rolls of 1/2″Black Bone Casing, then CANCEL the original 5 rolls of White and then ADD the corrected 5 rolls of Black in the appropriate fields of the form.

  • You will need to fill out the Order Modification Request Form on the Modify An Order  page.

  • Even if you plan on calling, please submit the form first so that we have it on hand to accompany your call.

  • List all incorrect or unwanted items in the “Items to Cancel” field of the form.

  • In the “Items to Add” field, list the Quantity, Items, and any necessary Item Variations (length, width, color, etc.) for all of the corrected or new items your would like added to your order.

  • Check the 3 Agreement boxes at the bottom of the form and Submit.

Terms:

  • Order Modifications are only possible if we receive your request before the original order has been packaged & shipped.

  • All order modifications are subject to a service charge of $1.49 to cover the additional processing fees.

  • Order modifications may increase the shipping cost and delay the delivery date of your order.

  • By requesting an Order Modification you are authorizing Delicious LLC to charge additional product costs and fees using your original payment method.

  • If additional charges are to be paid by PayPal, payment must be received before the order will be modified and shipped.

Act Fast!

Our staff is fast and efficient, so you’ll want to act fast if you realize you’ve forgotten something!  Most orders are pulled within 1 or 2 business days, many get pulled same day.

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What’s New?… “New” is New!

Hello Makers!

Here’s some exciting news about New Arrivals…

In the past New Arrivals would often end up buried in sub-categories of our site because there was no easy way to categorize them outside of their department.  Now, however, technology’s warm loving glow has bestowed upon us a much better way to share all of our new arrivals regardless of the category under which they might fall!

All you MakingItYourself regulars may have noticed the “New” category that now lives in the first, far left, position in the Top Navigation Bar… this is now where you can go to find all our latest offerings – finally a way to see all New Arrivals in one place!

And for all you mobile web surfers, if you are shopping on a mobile device, the “New” category will fall at the top of the Departments list in the left navigation menu.

Check it out…. see what’s new!

See what's new sitewide in our new "New" category!

See what’s new sitewide in our new “New” category!

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New Customer Submissions!

This stunning red corset with gold bias trim is made more show stopping with the beautiful flower appliques. Great job Melissa!

Melissa Davis

We don’t just sell supplies to make corsets and bras, we sell supplies to celebrate corsets and bras! You’re making our mouths water Michelle!

Michelle Fitzgerald

Keep the photos coming folks, we love to see what you’ve done with our supplies!

Using our bra making supplies from BraMaking.com Sharon made these cute matching sets. The lace set is classic yet playful, and the animal print set features a nursing bra. Nursing bras are usually so bland. It is a welcomed change to see fun nursing lingerie.
You can find her fun lingerie on etsy.com under OwlAboutCloth.

  S.Rouse-faux lace bra
S.Rouse-set

S.Rouse-nursing set

~Amy Delicious

 

 

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Delicious Fashion Shows and More!

This is a snippet of work from Delicious Corsets over the years. 

Applique work and special projects for customers…
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Artist Carrie Ann Baade
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The Pontani Sisters and other performers…
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ShiraGirl
Back  Band  Jumping  OnStageOnStage2  Sidehem  WithBCbanner  WithBCbanner2

Fashion Shows
Star  MensWear  MarianRachelMeg  CherylAdriannaHoop  HoopBallons  MothraFront  Ceci2  Ceci  DC-CH-Candy  David  White_InkCorset  Pinstripe2  PinstripeCorset_Skirt  Black_GreyMM  MMBustle2  MMBustleBack  BlueDenimMadMax  BlueDenimMM2

Diabolique Ball Philadelphia 2014.
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Diabloique2015-3  Diabloique2015-4  Diabloique2015-2  Diabloique2015-1

Prom Corsets
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~Thanks For Checking these out, Amy Delicious
(Still on the hunt for more photos on this computer…)

 

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Bridal Creations from Delicious

Delicious Corsets bridal designs using supplies from CorsetMaking.com

These are some photos from over the years of some lovely brides who chose Delicious and allowed us to take part in their big day! Thank you, we love helping to make your wedding gown just as you imagine it!

Red silk corset with matching bustled silk skirt and a white tulle petticoat. Thanks Eva!
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Lisa, this combination of silk, lace overlay, lace drape and armlettes, and georgette skirt is stunning, having fun with the photos too!
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This whole wedding party was grey and white. We made the grey pinstripe corset, the matching shorts with white silk welt pockets, and their twin boys also got the grey and white pinstriped shorts. Liz and Shannon, we’re honored to be part of your big day!

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Some non traditional wedding attire. 
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Beautiful Lauren in a silk corset with ruched tulle at the bust and a super full princess skirt. The bust line and hem were adorned with Swarovski Crystals.
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Another non-traditional bride. I just loved making this bias cut blue and brown plaid skirt! And the bride was stunning! Mamie, thanks for putting a new twist on bridal!
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The lovely Betsey in our Corseted wedding gown. Complete corset underneath with the gown attached at the top leaving an open V in the back to expose the corset and lacing. A healthy dose of pink tulle at the hem compliments the pink corset! As you can see, great for dancing.
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Becky was nearly drowning in this tulle underskirt. Her red brocade asymmetrical over skirt and corset are totally unique. I love the combination of colors and textures. What a beautiful day! (I wish I had a photo of me drowning in the tulle at my Juki.)
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Shannah’s Alice in Wonderland wedding was spectacular! Her black and white corset had exposed bone casings and lace trim. Her tulle underskirt is layers of black, white, and more black in graduating widths. The brocade bustled overskirt took over 16 yards of brocade, and the longest pattern pieces I’ve ever drafted!
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We also make corsets as foundations for gowns bought at bridal boutiques.
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This corset gown was made from the same material you use at the bottom of Footy Pajamas, little rubber bumps and all! It looked like a point d’esprit. Daffodil tulle and lacing to go with the fresh Daffodils. Thanks Erin!
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Wow, Jenni, Kat, Rebecca, all beautiful!
DC-BR-JF DC-BR-Crown Rebecca

 

Although red is not your traditional wedding gown color, we seem to make quiet a few red corsets and gowns. As you can see with Mae, it is stunning and dramatic!
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DC-BR-MCH MaeDip Capes&Clokes

 

I love when a bride wants to incorporate bright colors, the orange bias trim and lacing were made from a piece of fabric the bride had found and loved. There are pale lavender silk flowers nestled into the bustled silk skirt. And you have to love a bride with a sense of humor! (And her sister as well!) Fabulous smile Michelle!
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This was a collaboration with an artistic bride, Shelita. We gave her the silks and she pieced all the different colors together making her own unique fabric. We then used her hand made fabric to cut out her corset. Totally one of a kind, and she was glowing!
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This is while in progress, as you can see by my pins. I’m still looking for a photo of the entire ensemble, I can assure you, it was stunning! 
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Sara was another bride in red, these were from such a long time ago that some of these pics had to be scanned from Polaroids.
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Sara Sara3 Sara4

 

Please excuse the mannequin, the bride was unavailable for photos!
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~Amy Delicious

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