One of the corsets I made for display at the Barefoot coffee show that wasn’t completed in time. It became a gift for our lovely nanny. It was done in Daze of Laur brown and orange with this delicate & fun vintage french trim along each edge. I’d love to revisit this color scheme. Now to go find the rest of that trim, I had a touch left…
Final photos have been added to the gallery finally:) Here is a shot of the high-backed underbust along with the other two corsets made in the same fabrics in the past year. Look at what different results you can get using the same colors and fabrics in different combinations:
The stripes are coming together nicely (without any boning):
This corset has been sitting waiting on my mannequin and I felt inspired to finish something so I went ahead and applied binding. Stripe binding no less. I think it is a fun, playful element that ties in with the black piping.
This patterning is based off of the red & black lozenge under-bust with the torso lengthened from under-bust to the waist. I wanted to make a quick corset so I just popped on the mock-up from the other corset and adjusted like I would normally. This worked since my client has the same proportions to me but is shorter waisted.
We are waiting till Dickens ends & Rene is out off school before doing a photo-shoot but here are some photos she took as I was finishing up the final stitching:
Black silk satin piping is inserted into the bias seams as well as on the hip panels on this experimental underbust design.
Photo-shoot to come soon I hope but here is a quick sneak peek at it on my couch:
I can’t wait to show it on a body because it is so much more curvy than the flat photo can demonstrate. I think the black busk was a good fit for this fabric.
Now to cut out the binding. I’m waiting for the black busk to arrive in the mail. The fabric is so purdy.
After the first mock-up we decided to add a spoon-busk to give more stomach support & the waist reduction was increased by one inch as well. The mock-up was very close to correct using client supplied measurement and a mock-up send long-distance via mail.
Sans boning, grommets, &binding:
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