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February 21, 2012

I-It's A Post, Y'All!


time to breathe some life back into this blog. My number one resolution for 2012 is to sew, sew, sew since last year was so very unproductive. Thus, I finally sat down to finish my first proper corset.

I started making this baby last summer but when it came to hammering in the eyelets it suddenly started to collect dust on my drawer... Yesterday I finally sat down to finish the poor baby and decided to stitch on a few beads on top of the lace appliques. Not entirely sure about the chain, I might just snip it off again. What do you guys think?

with the chain stuffed in
I made the pattern according to these instructions on Natron und Soda and it fits me quite nicely (even though I've lost a bit of weight since starting it - but I'm not one for extreme waist reduction anyways). Overall it's nice and heavy. The outer fabric and lining are made of some mysterious shiney cotton fabric with a very sturdy weave, the interlining is two layers of thick canvas. The deco consists of several lace appliques sewn onto each other and, of course, lots and lots of lace.

And finally... the back:

The eyelets are not quite even which bugs me a bit. Guess I'll have to do better next time. Talking of that... for the next I'll make (someday) I'd try adding seam allowances to the pattern. This might allow for the pieces to be sewn together more easily. We'll see. All in all it was a beneficial experience :3
Byebye folks, hope you enjoyed this post!
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