Sunday, June 13, 2010

Corset is *almost* finished!

Well it is almost done, I just need to put the eyelets in the straps. It has a few issues, mainly cosmetic. If I make it again using the same pattern, I'll make the straps a little bit wider as they are so narrow. I would probably make them a bit longer than well. And the tabs.....so far I just hate them. I think that once I wear the corset, the weight of the skirts will keep them down, or maybe if I ironed them but so far they just stick out.

Another problem I had was that when I bound the inside seams there were a couple spots where I caught the inside layer and then I couldn't get the zip ties in. I had to rip the binding up and then re-do it after I put the boning in and it just doesn't look very nice. Next time I'll also bind the inside seams with the same color material as the lining so it doesn't contrast.

Other than the stupid tabs that won't lay flat I think it turned out really well. I used a linen blend on the lining that I had left over from a tunic I made years ago and it match up fairly well. I just love the color of the fabric. I also really like how the channels look. The zip tie boning worked great, and was so much cheaper than traditional boning. I initially wanted to use hemp cord, but couldn't find any in the stores and was too impatient to wait to order it online.

I liked how the eyelets turned out. I really don't using grommets, mainly because the first and only time I tried they kept popping off. This is period for this type of corset anyway. I do wish I could figure out a way to make all the eyelets the same size. I think it's probably just practice.
Don't laugh at my PJ bottoms! I apologize for the crazy picture. I put the corset on in a rush to see if it fit okay. I don't have the straps done yet so they're not connected. It was actually fairly comfortable and fit well. There was a little rippling in the front but I think that once the busk is inserted it'll even that out.
I'm glad that it's done. My next step is the bum roll which will be super easy and take me about 30 minutes, and then the farthingale which honestly looks like it's going to be a pain in the butt!

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