“I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset”

A belated MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you wonderful people out there!! I hope you have all had a beautiful and blessed holiday however you spent it! I spent it with a couple of lovely weeks at home with my family. The day after we got home though the internet cut out on us and the rest of our neighbouring area, and remaind gone for the rest of our stay at home. So my plan of posting some updates on here didn’t work out. But now Andrew and I are back in Göteborg again for another term, and I have internet again 🙂

I thought I would show you some more of the things I have made in school. After the stage of shifts, petticoats and other undergarmants we came to the section I had been very much looking forward to; CORSETS!! Some of you will know I love corsets, and sewing them, so this to me was very fun.

We didn’t have as much time devoted to these as perhaps would have been good (due to a misstake in the schedule..) so in about two weeks we were all supposed to make two corsets each. And that can be a bit of a stretch. The ones that I made were matching the eras of the shift and the combination I had made just before, so one from the early 1700s and one from 1910. And without further ado, here they are.

The 1700s one I made from a mint green cotton/linnen mix. It is fully boned, with plastic boning (if I had gotten my way completely it would have been some form or reed or something similar).

For the other corset I was originally planning to make it in a silk material, but after searching around a little for inspiration I saw this gorgeous corset on the great blog Bridges on the Body. And I loved it so much I decided to try to make something similar. I was going to put red details on mine too, but when I put them on they just completely took over the whole corset, the red was suddenly the only thing you saw. So I went with a olive green instead. 🙂 The red looks so good on the original (the one to the right) but for some reason it did not look nearly as good on mine…

But this is my version of it.

Conclusion. I still love making corsets. And I want to continue making plenty more!

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4 Responses to “I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset”

  1. Ansu says:

    Beautiful corsets! Oh, I wish my sewing skills were as good as yours! 😀

  2. Niamh says:

    They are both beautiful! Well done!

  3. Oh my! These corsets are so beautiful! I especially love the detailing on the one from the 1700s. I’m working on a Regency era corset along with my mom (who’s a much better seamstress than me!) and we’ve been struggling with the gussets. I can’t wait to see more of your corset work.

  4. Aurora says:

    Thank you so much!
    Lady Montgomery, yes gussets can be a bit fiddly. I hope they work out for you!

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