So many projects, and so very, very little time! We had a short break in York this week, which was lovely despite vile weather. We didn’t get as much done as we’d planned, as [probably due to the vile weather] my arthritic hip gave me hell, and meant I needed an afternoon of rest and … Continue reading Dredging up the mojo
Here it is! I’ve tucked some padding into the hips, pending making the proper pads, just to show off the outrageous silhouette. The laces will be sorted out so that I don’t have to have two miles of cord tucked around me, but I don’t think there’s any avoiding the need for setting them very … Continue reading Of Corset Is! #8: the big reveal
Done..well, enough to show it off to you all. There’s a bit of hand stitching left to so, closing off the gap in the lining that I used to turn it through to the right side, and a few anchoring stitches which should hold the lining in place at the bottom, and also stop the … Continue reading Carpetbagged.
I remember my dad having a copy of this in paperback back in the 60s. I never bothered to read it, despite having freedom to read anything I fancied from a very early age- and I was a VERY precocious reader I must say. It was written in 1961, and I was born in 1960…even … Continue reading Carpetbagging
Last but one post on this. It’s done, and I THINK it’s going to be fab. I trimmed it a little today, machined the bias strips on, and hand-sewed them down on the inside. While finishing the top edges, I threaded a narrow ribbon through the binding, as suggested on the pattern instructions, so that … Continue reading Of Corset Is! #7
I really do remember now why I haven’t made corsets in so long…they’re BORING to make. All those bones! All those boning channels! Trying to sew neatly! All very alien to my bish bash bosh nature. Ah well, the bones are all in [apart from 2 that I can’t work out where they should go, … Continue reading Of Corset Is! #6
Progress and cock-ups… After all that fiasco in the week, I posted one of the pics of me in the finally-fastened corset on one of the Facebook steampunk costume-making pages, to see what advice was forthcoming. Not a lot, apart from the statement that it should not flare out at the hips and bust, but … Continue reading Of Corset is! #5