Jul. 15th, 2008

Annoyed

Jul. 15th, 2008 09:57 am
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I wasted an entire night.  At least that's what it feels like.  I decide I couldn't face another night of long boring seams on white fabric, so made the decision to start the Victorian Corset.  It went together really quickly, and I was feeling quite pleased.  Until I put it on.  It was a little to big, so I took in 1/8" at each seam.  Then I added some quick bonning chanels and put it back on.  At this point, its main function is to squish my already meager assets to even smaller proportions.  Grrr! (due to embarrassment, I absolutely refuse to post pics of this one)
So, now I've got two options.  
#1. Follow the instructions Here (page 3, the fast method, or the fast but not as fast as some)
 I would be able to salvege some of what I have already done.  I just need to cut new front panels and sew up the back.   I think I may try this one first.  I also think I'll run to the fabric store to pick up some cheap plastic boning to use in the mock up.  It'll be it quicker than making my own bone casing.
#2.  Use the 'Draft Your Own Corset' instructions on Your wardrobe, Unlock'd 
I've heard a lot of success stories using this method.  It will be more time consuming of course, and require the purchase of the 'right' materials.  
So, I think I'll wait until I get a working corset out of the Butterick pattern.  It will give me a little more experience in making a corset, (not a pair of bodies, which is much easier) before I plunk down the change for the good stuff.

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