Saturday, 9 May 2009

A Hard Day's Night

I've been at it all day again... well, from about midday after all the usual weekendly chores were done.


I managed to get all my pattern pieces cut and marked up ... there are lots!! And this isn't counting the silver panels and bondaweb to glue it on with.


Once that's done, then building work can begin .. This is the front fastener of the corset. It is called a Busk.


First job is to cover the busk with lining fabric. This stops it wearing the outer fabric. There's going to be alorralorra pressure on this! And covering it first is good practice for insertion to the outer fabric.

After sewing the covered busk into the corset, then the bust gussets have to go in. I'm not sure about the size of these. I've cut them in a "2D" size. The last one I did was too small on a "b" size. It's quite difficult to tell as the squish factor changes one's proportions somewhat. I may have to undo the gores at a later stage and shrink them.


This is where I finished up for the day. One side panel with silvery rubbery fabric glued on. I'm very pleased with the result. By by the time I took this picture it was nearly 6pm! I'd forgotton how long it takes!!

I had good company throughout! Marley has been with us for one week today... I think he looks quite relaxed about things!!

9 comments:

Kitty said...

Yep, that's one happy dog!

The corset is shaping up beautifully ... but then we all knew it would ;-)

x

Taz said...

Marley couldn't look any more chilled if he tried. :)
That is going to be one cool corset.

twiggypeasticks said...

You are going to look sooooo glam, I need you to come and kick me up the bum as I was supposed to be making bunting for Twiglets birthday this evening and have done zilch. Think I might join Marley on that cushion!
Twiggy x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

That is going to look fantastic... are we going to get a picture of you in your party outfit?

Marley looks very chilled and our Doberman use to sleep like that all the time...

Take care
Alex

driftwood said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about all those peices......

Gina said...

Your corset is going to be amazing. Marley is looking very at home!

Diane said...

You are very talented and must have bags of patience.xx

dubgirl said...

Hi, the corset is going to be amazing. That is typical greyhound pose - he will sleep like that a lot!

Helen said...

That's a lot of pieces to put together - I think I would have a nervous breakdown! I'm sure it will look amazing when it's finished.