Sunday, May 1, 2011

Elizabethan Corset - Finished!

Well, I've finished my Elizabethan Corset. Boned with .5" and .25" spring steel all across the front, and it has a wooden busk in the center. All of the bias binding is sewn on by hand, as are the eyelets. I love the colors of the corset, and it looks very pretty in person.

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?

3 comments:

  1. Pretty!!! I want a gown out of that color! I hope you figure out the fitting issue...

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  2. The purple is so fab! You should get some purple silk...

    I have half a mind to cut off the eyelets and make it 1.5" smaller, and redo them.

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  3. You may be able to take it in in the back, but you will probably have to adjust where the straps connect in the front. I am in LOVE with the color. *dies*

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