Blue Floral Corset…

I apologise in advance for the rubbish phone photos… And as I live in England, during the Winter months, natural sunlight is virtually non existent πŸ™‚ Ok, ok, I might be exaggerating just a little bit…

I got home yesterday to find that I had no phone and no internet connection – I’m still not sure how that happened but what did happen was that instead of sitting down and watching TV, I decided to sit down and do some sewing. And this is what happened:

Remember this corset? I did some corsetry pattern cutting lessons early last year and made my first toile back then. Then of course life got in the way and didn’t get round to making another toile until later in the summer. Finally I’ve started making it up. Cutting out the pattern has been a pain and I have tried to match up the pattern but as you can see the curved pieces plus fabric choice are a nightmare!

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It’s taken me about five hours (over two nights) so far to sew only four panels together πŸ™‚ I got the busk completely wrong! And then I had forgotten how precise you have to be with corsetry! So naturally, I’ve ripped a few seams out already. But eventually, I decided to do things properly and baste my boning channels in. I can’t believe I am actually doing things properly for once! I think this might be my new year’s resolution for 2013. My seams are looking straighter already!

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I’ve been using these new pins (Merchant & Mills Entomology pins) I picked up from Liberty the other day. They’re not new to the blogosphere but I thought I’d quickly mention them. (Of course they were a pound more expensive in Liberty than they are online, so don’t buy them instore but alas I was impatient….) They’re pretty strange thin little pins and I keep stabbing myself in the fingers with them! But they don’t seem to make me bleed like big pins would. Weird but true :-). I’m using them on my corset at the moment and they have left no little pin holes behind, so i’ll be interested to see what they’re like with silk…

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I know this is nothing to do with sewing but I do love Ryan Gosling memes and this one is a good one πŸ™‚ as it’s January and all!

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(Sorry, I have no idea where this image came from,

it was on somebody’s facebook page, but if you do know, i’d be glad to credit it to the right person!)

3 thoughts on “Blue Floral Corset…

  1. 5currantbuns says:

    Looking good…this explains why you were dreaming about flat coiled boning the other night

    (maybe I should try disabling the internet connection…we would get a lot more done here then !)

  2. sewruth says:

    I have bookmarked the Merchant and Mills site – and I’m interested to hear your opinion on the pins. I like their patterns too.
    Corsets are something I have not ventured into – so I’m enjoying your progress very much.

    • Freya says:

      The pins are good, a little bit too flimsy sometimes though and for fitting purposes you are best off using sturdier pins. They would be good for using when attaching delicate fabrics together before sewing as they don’t seem to leave much of a pin hole behind. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

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