I get obsessed by things. You might have noticed. And my most recent obsession is… corsets.
I told you about the books I bought a while back (by they way, they were fantastic! Especially the V&A underwear book, I honestly had difficulty in putting the book down, I just wanted to keep reading!) and of my plan to make myself another corset. Well I have. I finished it a couple of days ago and am vastly pleased with it. And I am going to share pictures of that one with you as soon as I figure out a good way to take them.
Yes, so corsets are my newest obsession. I’ve been reading about them, sewing one, and talking and thinking a lot about them. So my mom thought this painting would be suitable to hang in my sewing atelier.
This is my great-grandma. Not the lady wearing the corset, but the one pulling at the back. That was something she did, she sold Spirella corsets and this painting was made by a friend of the family and given to her. I never met my great-grandma, but both my mom and my grandma has told me a lot about her. And my mom has told me how she as a little girl used to play with all the corsets that my great-grandma was going to sell. Since my obsession started my grandma has been lamenting the fact that she threw away all the corsets and corset material that they had left. It is a great pity.
I think this painting is funny, and I like it also because it’s a family thing. And it’s about corsets… In the painting there is a note on the wall that says “Bär Spirella hela dagen och tryck in den stora magen”, directly translated it would be something like “wear Spirella all day long and press in your big belly”, but in Swedish it rhymes.
Told you I’m obsessed
Pictures of my own corset coming up soon!