Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Corset Progress...

So, I've finished sewing the lining and inserted the busk.  When I sewed the lining, I had originally meant it to be only for the mockup, but then decided to use it for the actual corset instead of wasting fabric.  The lining is twill and the outer fabric is coutil.  I cut it on the cross-grain as it doesn't stretch as much...it does on the bust and hips, but the waist doesn't and that's really all that matters.

This is the first time I've ever inserted a spoon busk, but I think I did a pretty darn good job, if I say so myself. lol

Saturday, October 27, 2012


I'm finally getting back into corsetting....it was hard to wear them when I worked for the hotel as I had to bend so much...and to be honest, I was lazy.  I started making a new one towards the end of working there, but I got bored and stopped...I have a tendency to switch interests in the middle of stuff.  It usually cycles between corsets, knitting, and The Sims.  I then picked it back up a couple weeks ago and finished it...however, I was 35lbs. lighter when I started it, so the waist was waaaay too small. lol  So, I finally decided to come to terms with having Rufus back (a nickname given to my gut by my sister. lol) and have decided to make a bigger one that will actually fit.  I'm using the pattern by Laughing Moon, which I used on my first (real) corset, as I've always liked the shape it gave me.

Here's a picture of what it looked like...sorry they're so fuzzy...my sister took them on her phone (one of those pay as you go, crap ones).  This was back in January 2010.