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
Well, parasol medic really… Remember this poor battered parasol I found on ebay? I decided I really should get going and bring it back to life, especially since I..er..bought another one which also needs TLC. No, not that TLC silly… Here’s my second rescued baby: Green! And that pretty tassel! And it has that cute … Continue reading Para-medic #1
I GOT INTO IT!! It wasn’t easy, but I didn’t swear [much] and it didn’t take too long. I donned my silk chemise and a belly squasher thingy to help a bit. I wrestled again for a few minutes, and could see that it was NEARLY catching shut, but I couldn’t get a tight enough … Continue reading Of Corset Is #4