Building Damaris : Section 3 (4/7)

    Section 3 is a basic zipper corset, using the short loop from the partially completed, section 2. Since this runs over a very large expanse of varied flesh, it is recommended that the zipper corset be built using a doubled over rope. This allows the construction to proceed from the narrowest part of the body, discouraging the rope from collapsing on itself during the wrapping.

    Double the rope over and tie a lark’s head around the small loop from section 2.

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    Building Damaris : Section 2 (3/7)

    Section 2 is the lynch-pin of the dress. It anchors section 1 to the dress, is the center post for sections 3 and 5, and provides some flair to section 4. However, it is only partially tied at this point. 

    It starts with a doubled over rope.

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    Building Damaris : Section 1 (2/7)

    Section 1 is the decorative neck and strap tie. It can be made arbitrarily complex because it can be done in advance and almost entirely in front of the wearer. 

    Double over your rope, then double it again.

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    Building Damaris : Overview (1/7)

    Materials : rope. lots of rope. 

    If you have to ask, you probably don’t have enough rope. For my brat, we ended up using 54m (6 lengths) black and 45m (5 lengths) of red.

    Skill Level : moderate.

    Two of the five sections are any real challenge, mostly just a lot of rope to deal with.

    Time : significant. (1.5 hours, total)

    Lots of rope takes lots of time to wrap.

    Ties : square knot, double-coin knot, lark’s head, basic weave, zipper corset.


    Overview

    This dress is designed to be assembled in five sections. By building in sections, one can more easily adjust the fit as the night wears on. Each section is rather simple, consisting mostly of the zipper corset tied in front. The dress is designed to be removed from the thigh up.

    If you want to go dancing, you can take off the lower section and dance. Come back, put it back on.

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    Damaris v.1 (color coded)

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    Damaris

    A few days ago a friend asked for my input on a rope dress for the DC Fetish Ball. Her constraints were interesting. 

    1. She wanted to actually wear the dress throughout the night.
    2. She needed to be able to tie it on herself, by herself.

    Wow. A functional, presumably attractive, rope dress that actually survives a night and can be tied simply by one! I liked the challenge. 

    We threw some things around, most of it surrounding the zipper corset. But I promised to get back to her. This is what I came up with.

    (The colors are not to be taken literally. They are to highlight the different sections. The actual colors can be seen here)

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    Damaris v.1

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    metalonmetalblog:

    Sergei Bizjaev

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    Now this is the level of flexibility my brat needs to get to.
    Practice, practice, practice.

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