A little humor for the day. CRAFT NAKED!
(via CRAFT NAKED rubber stamp funny hysterical husband cardmaking card art)
Another wasp-line, underbust corset by Christine Wickham, which she had planned in organdy and satin to bring out the sheer/transparent aspect of this design.
Wow, if this corset is not screaming “sexy”, then I don’t know what will!
A tribute to the hourglass shape and all females with luscious, round hips!
Christine’s talent and personality will be sorely missed in the corset community. By sharing and posting her design, photos and videos from time to time, we can participate in keeping her spirit alive.
A beautiful underbust corset design by the late Christine Wickham from Ariadne’s Thread or agirlfromdownunder.
What a magnificent shape this tight lacing corset displays in its design! One can only imagine how lovely the curves of the woman, who might wear this type of body shaper, will be enhanced.
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“On Thursday, July 3rd at approximately 2:40pm EDT, I received a call from Christine’s loved one to say that she had passed away. It was a bomb-drop that I will never forget….”
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Info from the V&A Museum:
Front lacing stays and busk of pink watered silk, lined with linen and fully boned. All the outside edges of the stays are bound with pink silk grosgrain ribbon. The sleeves are made separately and laced into the armholes with pink silk ribbons and points of tinned iron. There is a band of back-stitched embroidery at the neckline and armholes and a line of couched thread at the waist. The separate busk is boned vertically and horizontally, at the top, and completely bound with pink silk grosgrain ribbon.
[Stays] These front lacing pink silk stays have a high back cutting across the top of the shoulders, with a decolletage and a long pointed waist in front. Below the waist there are 11 boned tabs with silk gussets between them. The stays consist of three shaped pieces on each front, two side back pieces and two centre back pieces. The shoulder straps, each with an eyelet, extend from the back and attach with a ribbon through an eyelet on the front. The sleeves are wide and cut straight, extending to below the elbow. They attach to the corset with three ribbons each through thread eyelets. Four ribbons decorate the centre back tab. The stays are backed with linen and stitched with pink silk thread to make compartments of 4 to 5 mm width for the whalebone. Above the boning at the front, the fabric is reinforced with decorative stitching. The seams are reinforced with cross stitch and covered on the right side with pink silk grosgrain ribbon. The upper and lower edges of the stays are edged with pink silk grosgrain ribbon, as is the armhole. At the lower edge, there is a pink and green silk grosgrain ribbon underneath the pink one. The sleeves are lined with pink silk taffeta. The thread eyelets are made with buttonhole stitch. The ribbons are made of pink silk taffeta and retain their original tinned iron points.
[Busk] The pink silk busk is in the form of a curved ‘T’, edged with pink ribbon. It is made of pink watered silk backed with linen and stitched with pink silk thread into 40 compartments for the whalebone, running vertically. The centre bone is 8mm wide with two of 7mm either side, alternating with strips of 4 mm wide. The lengthwise boning ends 3.5 cm from the top edge, which area is filled with 7 horizontal compartments of whaleboning. The busk is edged with pink silk grosgrain ribbon.
Given by Miss C. E. Gallini
A very nicely crafted underbust corset with diagonal front zippers and black accents.
Usually I do not care very much for zippers in a corset, but the way these are integrated, they lie very flat and are completely invisible for what they are other than the zipper pull.
By Nadia Piskoun, Russia
"I first experienced wearing a corset eleven years ago. I thought it was the coolest thing ever as I LOVED Victorian clothes. So much wisdom has been gained over the years of making and wearing that “body armor” that I gladly pass on my experience to you to keep you on your feet and moving.
Wearing a Victorian corset is quite different from any other garment you’ve worn. The body is formed into another silhouette with heavy fabric and metal boning – no wonder it feels different!
Although a corset can restrict movements and habits, you can adapt to the corset’s limitations and learn to move quite well. Until you are used to it though, go easy on yourself, spend some time wearing your new corset before the next event, and remember to relax. Just because you are donning a restrictive undergarment doesn’t mean your entire body becomes petrified and stiff.
Lacing & Unlacing – the most important but overlooked side of corset wearing
"This tutorial was created using photographs from the corded Regency corset. It shows how to make a very basic busk pocket, applied to the front of a corset which does not have boning in the busk area. If you are adding a busk pocket to a fully boned corset (like fully boned stays), it must be added after boning, but the boning cannot be stitched through. That means you must either leave unboned space where the pocket will be stitched down, or attach it by hand.
The pocket on this particular corset opened on the bottom of the corset, and laces hold the busk in place. If you are orienting your pocket to open up, just reverse the orientation when you attach it to the corset. The busk pocket can also be added on the inside of the corset instead of the outside.
I highly recommend finishing the edge of the corset where the pocket will open before attaching the busk pocket. The pocket does add some bulk at that area, and it can make it more difficult to smoothly attach the edging unless you are edging entirely by hand.
…Please go to website for complete tutorial.
Oscar de la Renta Beaded Tiered Black Gown
Aaaah, Haute Couture construction and sewing techniques in comparison to any Ready-to-Wear or Prêt-à-Porter gown!
This Oscar de la Renta gown displays an inside corset-bustier…and what neat craftsmanship we can see here!
Everything is covered, the interior part is completely separate but for the top seam.
What differentiates Haute Couture from everything else is the meticulous detail, additional inside parts/lining/… and lots of hand stitching.
I like this idea of using a bra cup, the size that you usually wear in your own brassiere, and attach it to a dress form.
One will still need the accurate bust measurements, and apply them to the pattern - and maybe the dress form as shown in this photo with sticky tape - but when fitting the corset on the dress form, it will all look much better and real than without the fake boobie attached.
What do you think? Which aids do YOU use, to make the whole pattern to garment process a bit easier for yourself???
Projects made from soda and beer can pull tabs, bottle caps & other recycled materials.
Now isn’t this amazing? Not the usual corset making style, but they are fun to look at, so I decided to post this. Certainly quite some work to figure out and make. People come up with the strangest ideas.
How many soda can tabs are in a corset???
They are not my type of corset, but being so innovative and creative, they deserve a posting.
Hello everyone. I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.
I am back after three months of total absence. My chronic illness has been very wicked and keeping me down. I hate it.
I want to be more involved here again, but the last three years have been hard on me health-wise.
Hopefully I can find things again soon, that you are interested in and keep posting them here. I have completely been out of the loop and want to hop back into that.
Have a great evening! Hugs,