Have some time off before I start my next wardrobe work so going back to my blue silk corset for a bit.
I added the cups into the rest of the body’s which instantly added shape and structure then I sewed the busk into the front creating the corset to create the closing and making extra sure they meet on each side.
Once that was done I went onto adding the main structure down the front, placing channels down the front of my corset to keep the steel spring boning in. I sewed one channel under the cups to act as the underwire in a bra, then three channels down the front of the course over the cups, which should not only hold in the stomach but hold up the breasts up.
Spent some time this week cording the cups for my corset. This gives them structure without having to add bra padding while also adding an interesting decorative function.
Bit experimental so can’t wait to see if it actually works!
As I have some free time at the moment, after finishing my tour and before my Christmas job starts full force, I get to work on the next bit of my corset, to give the corset strength and structure I am cording the sides through all 3 layers to add unity to all the layers so the lining isn’t left loose and vulnerable to ripping.
I also added steel bones on the back seam before I add the eyelets for the back lacing, I will also be creating covers spiral boning to attach onto the front for added structure and decoration.
Connecting up my corset pieces. I think the dark blue and the light cream silks balance each other brilliantly.
Although I am slightly concearned the delicate silk may rip under the strain of the pressure corsets have to withstand, so I backed the blue silk directly onto the black coutil and have ordered steel boning to add onto the back seam bookmarking the eyelets where the most strain will be generated.
this weekend I cut out all the pieces for my newest corset. I used a deep blue silk for the outside backed onto a black coutil and a light light cream sateen for the lining.
Ever had that movement when fabric shopping where you find that fabric which makes you drop your current project In favour of something new, no? Don’t worry your moment will come 🙂
I had one such a moment recentally when I came across this gorgeous midnight blue pure silk, almost black in the shade and royal blue in the sun 😊
This has inspired me to design another Corset, who knows maybe I will finish this one, drawing inspiration by the night sky. Created with a mixture of boning and cording and decorated with silver embroidery and hot stones.
Been getting a lot of client work so haven’t had time to do any making on my own projects recentally. So snuck in a bit of making on my rose corset base, want to try and incorporate corded panels instead of boning…only problem is I didn’t test out the cording on some spare fabric first, rookie mistake!
Got one panel done but not sure if I like the direction or size of the cord may take it a step back and now do some samples, ow well I’m only waistline 100% silk 😂