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?


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

  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.

  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*