Tuesday, February 24, 2009

And one for me

After finishing up my last commission I was elated and then the grumpy descended upon me. The grumpy is what happens when everything I sew is for someone else. I'm always happy to be done and happy that I did a good job and then I start wondering when do I get to keep any of the things I create? So this past weekend I zipped up this little number for myself.

This was my first attempt at flossing. I like it but after all the hand sewing on my previous project it felt a little tedious because my hands were aching. I'm glad I took the time to do it though. I drafted this pattern from scratch in a combination of flat pattern method and draping and I think it produced a pretty good result. I still have to tweak it a bit but not bad for something I cranked out in about 12 hours.

The devil is in the details

The pocket. It is all about the pocket. Ah, the simple things. A pocket isn't an unusual thing to find on clothing but if you put one on a corset the masses will deem you a genius. I made this steam punk inspired corset as a commission. My client wanted a little pocket in which to put her brand new pocket watch. It's just so darn cute I can't even stand it. I put a lot of work into this little gem. I did a ton of hand sewing and it was totally worth it. I love it when a plan comes together.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Nothing better than a tiny waist

I love corsets. I love wearing them, making them, and researching the history behind them. When I was still dating my husband he bought me a corset for my birthday, I still haven't figured out if it was a gift for me or for him, but I loved it . I studied it and then started making my own. I enjoy making corsets for brides to be because I like being a part of making someone feel as beautiful and as sexy as they can on their special day. Constructing corsets are truly a labor of love. I do get burnt out on making them from time to time but I always seem to find my way back.