Thursday, September 4, 2008

Lime Green Corset Top

I finished it, and it was surprisingly easy. The next will be a snap, and I've already picked out the fabric. The only change I will have to make to the pattern is to shorten the back a little (it creases at the waist), and tighten the bust a bit.

Though, I did get some mild wrinkles around the boning, when I sewed it in. I think it was because the boning was already in a casing, so I just sewed the casing in. The pattern called for me to make the casing from excess in the 5/8, but I figured that using the boning already in the casing reinforced it, and the material I'm making the corset out of is lightweight, so.... there are a few small wrinkles. Next time I will use the boning without the casing.

I have to shimmy to get in and out of it, but it's super cute and will look GREAT with a pair of black palazzos.

Which, I will make tomorrow. And wear tomorrow or Saturday night. I'll post a picture then.

Our chain fabric store finally got in some decent lighter weight jersey knit in fall colors, for the palazzo pants but before I could even get down there some wench bought the entire bolts of the black,the lighter blue and the navy blue! So mad! I don't like to order fabric over the internet because I want to touch it, and this is so frustrating! They can special order more, but they were saying it would take 4-6 weeks.


mademoisellenon said...

The only thing that I can sew is pointe shoe ribbons. You're making corsets and palazzo pants. To say that I'm impressed would be an understatement.

Shine said...

Where's the picture???