20” underbust Lattice ribbon corset for Lady Alchemy is almost done. #lattice #corset #sinandsatin #steel #bones #steelboned #satin #rubyred #burlesque
I love corset-making progress shots like this. And look how curvy the pattern is: the hips just refuse to lay flat! ~Clair
SOMEONE ELSE WHO PUNCHES THEIR GROMMETS LAST YEEEAAAAAAH
dude why would you NOT do it last?!
That’s what I’m saying! I have a couple of friends who also make corsets and one of them was even taught in a classroom setting and they both set their grommets before boning. I like being able to line it up perfectly and having the sturdiness of the boning while I use my awl, so I don’t get it either.
I have a confession: for the commission I finished earlier this summer, I did it your way, Sara, and set the grommets last. Then for my own corset from the same pattern, I did the grommets when I normally do them.
The grommets were totally straighter and maybe even easier to set when I did it your way.
You have convinced me.
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This hat is too delightful to sit still. I still need to bind the edges and trim it, but the hard part is done!
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So, much like with literally any garment for my torso, binders do not quite fit me properly. Not the way I would like. the arm holes either cut into me, let enough boob spill over to look awful (or both!), the front usually gaps (though this binder is a little stretched out; it’s the one i’ve worn the most), the back and the front are clearly distributed wrong, because on this and every other binder that fits me a bit, the side seams are too far forward. Also, on my tri-top and on the t-kingdom binder i (briefly) had, and occasionally with this binder, there is some cleavage or quad-boob happening. which. is not my intended outcome when binding.
but i’m a seamstress. i know how to draft. i know how to alter patterns. there is no reason i can’t make a custom-fit binder for myself.
and honestly, underworks binders are intended for amab people, and the binders i’ve had intended for afab people seemed to operate on the assumption that boobs scale with rib cages, and anyone with a rib cage my size must have fairly smallish boobs. ha. haha.
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I found this cute drapey polysilk ( i think…) in my fabric drawers while looking for something to line my new hat with. I cut a tiny piece for hat lining and have nearly three yards left. It’s too cute to sit in my fabric drawers! But I don’t usually make cute drapey things.
what to dooooo
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I forgot how much more difficult it is to lace yourself into a corset than it is someone else.
also hahah i haven’t worn a corset in like a year woah my body was like “naww i think an inch and a half is enough” …body you used to do four inches no problem.
body doesn’t care.
but it’s prettyyyyyyyy
(also this corset/sports bra combo give me a hilarious silhouette)
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Finished waist trainer for client! FINALLY.
Now to work on literally everything else that has been put on the backburner.
That was. Not the cleanest busk insertion.
WHATEVER THIS FABRIC HAS BEEN AN UNEXPECTED PAIN IN MY ASS FROM DAY ONE I’M NOT GOING BACK NOW
I mean the loop side looks nice, but the peg side is an uneven mess. But it’s functional, and she intends to wear this corset as underwear, not for decoration, so.
(I stg a 100% cotton fabric SHOULD NOT BE THIS MUCH OF A PAIN it’s so fucking obnoxious)
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okay, half of this corset is flatlined to muslin
only six more pieces of taffeta to
cry over flatline
and that damn cotton is in the damn dryer AGAIN and so help me it had better not do any more VISIBLE SHRINKING when I try to press it I SWEAR TO FSM
how is this cotton still not preshrunk properly!?! like half of it is and half of it isn’t and it’s all uneven and aaaaaaaaai’m just going to throw it in another wash/dry cycle
fabric would you please just pre-shrink properly so i can cut youuu
i have washed so many things today. so many things. all the fabric.
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ohohoho “the only way to make a convincing reconstruction of a period garment is to use period techniques” ohohoho someone never worked in theatre
the day I flatline a taffeta bodice to its underlining by hand, attach boning channels by hand, and set in sleeves by hand, is the day I have traveled back in time or something because i do not have time for that oh my wow
like more power to you if that is your thing, but I am an impatient modern seamstress with a background in “final dress is tomorrow”
I got this really lovely broadcloth on a screaming deal and I am SO PLEASED with it so far.
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Make sure you do a sample with your actual fabric too because dang it’s always different with different wools ugh.
Oh my gosh of course! But I’m actually doing these in a nice cotton for a cloak so I’m not suuuuper worried? But yeah, I bet wools get all shirty about it omg
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