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Category: Foundations Revealed Competition 2018

  1. The whole caterpillar ensemble

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    I'm really enjoying all the competition entries that FR members are posting about in the run up to the deadline - so many beautiful colours and embellishments going on! I entered mine a couple of months ago but I'm still concerned the pics I took don't do it justice. The green leather is just amazing. Here is a pic of all the bits I made for the entire ensemble - integrated horizontal corset with segmented lined merino skirt, two different bust attachments (also leather) and segmented hoodie scarf. A lot of green!

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  2. Integrated corsets

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    I love integrated corsetry and how a dress looks on the body when corseted. The corset is always the centre of attention I think and I like to build the dress around it. When I have created a vertically pannelled corset dress I have often had issues with the boned coutil strength layer showing uderneath the fashion fabric - there can be a distinct insightly line. By constructing the panels in a horizontal manner this doesn't happen - the concentric skirt panels fall away from the corseted section beautifully. It is difficult to attain too much reduction constructing the corset in this way but the smooth silhouette obtained more than makes up for it I think.