viennabelle: (Harem Girl)
I'm on a serious kick here on completing my UFOs, so I'm going with it. I feel ridiculous that I never finished this thing. I made this corset at least a year ago, but never bound it off or punched in the grommets. This is late Victorian. It's got a real steampunk vibe, though I had no clue about the movement when I started making this. Come to think of it, inventorying my wardrobe left me with the recognition most of my fun clothes are either 50s era or victorian-inspired. Heck, my mom used to let me dress up that way even growing up (I can recall insisting on wearing full length dresses most of 4th grade (abt 1972)--and nobody ever making a comment).

Anyways, here are the pics:

 

I think this is my favorite corset so far--it's really pretty and it fits perfectly (which is great, since I adapted and altered it from a differently sized corset pattern). As my recently passed grandmother would say "hubba, hubba, girl!"

On a related matter, I was in an office earlier today where they had an old copy of last week's Sunday's New York Times in the waiting area. This is probably old news to everyone but me, but there was an article about the movement (linked here).  Interesting analysis.

I had a fun last night at sewing. Debbie is getting psyched for Costume College too. We're going to travel together, so we reviewed our registration and got advice from Jonatha.  I goofed in my registration--but the CC were nice enough to fix it rather than punishing me with my mistake. I'm already liking the atmosphere of this group!

I'm plugging away at the stays, but haven't had much time since yesterday morning. I should finish the sewing on them tonight, but then I don't have anything to bind it with.  I've tried emailing the Silly Sisters--but it seems Sarah's away. Oh well, once I get the bones in, I can at least machine off the bottom edge and use it for fittings until she gets back and sends it to me.


Finally, I am still waiting for my Featherweight!  I emailed the vendor--he apologized and mailed it yesterday. Isn't it pretty? I can't wait to see it in person!

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