|Tiny Kitty modeling her corset in the atelier|
Tiny Kitty is now less embarrassed than she was last week as she is more fully dressed. She is still embarrassed about showing her unmentionables. After last week’s post, I challenged myself to do a layer a week. I thought I was not going to make it. I would swear that I had ADD but I think this time, I had a good murder mystery getting in the way. I worked an hour and read an hour, worked an hour, read an hour. Most distracting way to work ever, but I could not decide what to do. It did give me brief breaks to think through stumbling points as well. This corset had quite a few. Something I would normally take for granted gave me some challenges. I wanted to go for the longer line but I also wanted to try a new technique. As with all projects, I began with research and some pictures.
|The corset pattern pieces traced to interfacing, ironed and cut out. The same pattern draw onto the outside fabric. The pieces were all sewn together by machine and sewn together again.|
Kitty’s corset fits fairly well, but on second review, it appears that I should reduce the width in the hips and perhaps increase it in the bust line. (Would that were my problem.) Since this corset was a first for me, I made some mistakes along the way. However, the final result looks quite well, mistakes and all. There are so many seams and channels that on this size figure, I did not use stays. The stiffness with interfacing and lining was sufficient to give the feel of a tightly fitting corset. I used brads and eyes for the corset busk. It looks like it works. I will not be dressing and undressing her, as I need to work out some strength details of the closure. If the metal color is not right, get that done PRIOR to finishing the closure.
|The fitting and lacing process. Snap the front together, fit the back and future removal depends only on unbuttoning the front each time. No more unlacing, no more dressers, fit once and done!|
At the last minute, I decided she needed a pair of hose. I am contemplating a set of garters to hang from the corset. We will not know until next week, but I should move on to the slip. I hope that I will get a step closer to deciding which casual dress to make. And I am still researching the shoes or boots.
Thank you for reading, and as always have some fun!