I realized I didn’t have any good photos of these so here are some quick studio ones. This is after many wearings at events over the past two years but they are holding up very well. Made out of Red medium weight linen, linen canvas, bound in white kid leather with linen lining. They are boned with half round canes. The front dip is just short enough to sit crossed legged on the floor without too much trouble. My next one I will lower the top edge a smidge and widen it so the points are further in the armpit so the straps sit a bit wider. Continue reading Red Linen pair of bodies
I made it out to one weekend of Valhalla Renaissance Faire this year and got another chance to wear my red linen pair of bodies, corded petticoat, and blue & green linen loose gown. I got around to adding the lining to the top half of the back of the loose gown to the lovely white leather binding on my pair of bodies would not show though!
I had half these bodies done up forever! I finally decided to complete them to be worn for pregnancy. With the center front opening I just left the bottom portion loosely laced over the tummy and then tightened above to get a nice firm back support and bust support.
I’ve finally started some bodies for myself and hope to get in some work on them here-and-there over the next couple months. I’ve sewed the boning channels on half. While I am sewing them primarily by machine I decided not to machine back-tack but to pull the threads through, knot them & then pull them hidden back into the lining. Time consuming but very clean and neat looking.
Here is the progress: