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    David Lawrence Hip Harness (2/2)

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    In part one, we covered how to build one half of the hip harness. It was left as homework to mirror the tie on the other hip. You now have your rope bottom in the full David Lawrence hip harness, with both hips tied. Let’s get them in the air!

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    • 1 year ago
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    David Lawrence Hip Harness (1/2)

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    Some months ago, DCRope brought David Lawrence in as part of his book tour for reBound (great images, go and buy a copy!). He presented at our monthly get together where he showed off some of his newest ties. Of particular interest was his hip harness. Intended as a response to FetishMonkey’s extremely popular gunslinger harness, David’s is similarly versatile in how it can be rigged, but has the added benefit of being really quick to tie and generally requiring less rope.

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    • 1 year ago
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    Building Damaris : Section 1, redux (7/7)

    Finally, we can return to the top strap created by section 1. We’ve waited this long because invariably, while tying, the dress has slipped a little. Make any adjustments, and then adjust the back knot so that it rests just above the zipper corset of section 3.

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    • 2 years ago
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    Building Damaris : Section 5 (6/7)

    Section 5 is the actual dress/skirt portion of the outfit. It uses the long loop from section 2 as the center post for the zipper tie.

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    • 2 years ago
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    Building Damaris : Sections 2 & 4 (5/7)

    Take the running end from section 2 and split the lines.

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    • 2 years ago
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    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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    • 2 years ago
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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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    • 2 years ago
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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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    • 2 years ago
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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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    • 2 years ago
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