I have finally (re)finished the black elizabethan gown! I will likely be (re)debuting it at Quest this weekend. All I have left to do is shoulder lacing rings and a hook & eye on the rear skirt opening.
The new gown's changes include: Totally redone bodice- first was made for over a corset, this one is boned and self supporting. Now isn't overly tight, especially in the armscye. Old skirt was box-pleated to a separate waistband, new one is cartridge pleated to the bodice. Undid the wonky hem in the front of the skirt opening.
And the old dress looked like this: Cute, but needed fitting and finishing work. The bodice was a little sloppy.
Monday, May 9, 2011
I like it as-is, but I'd really like a better-fitting corset. I never seem to manage to make my bodices give me that shelf-y lift look; mine tend to flatten them but still give them oomph. I have D's, so why can't I figure out how to make a shelf?!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
There is only one problem preventing me from celebrating over the fact that I have actually made a corset, and it is... the damn thing is too big. I've lost only a couple pounds since the pattern was drafted, and even when I was cutting out the fabric I took several inches off to make it tighter. Well, it's still too loose. It doesn't get tight enough in the waist to support my chest; it just flattens it. Part of me wants to just take it in an inch on the side at the tip of the tabs under the armpit... bad idea?