Posts Tagged ‘handsewn corset’

Plötslig händer det

21 februari 2019

Mama Santa handed in a red corset to my thrift store

Mitt framför näsan på mig låg en tomteröd polyester korsett strl xl med planchette fram, snörning bak och 0,5 mm plastfjädrar som räcker till att sträcka upp en halv korsettsida. Vilket fynd för 49 kronor! Jag var givetvis tvungen att prova korsetten på bara för att se hur det skulle se ut och kännas.

– Aj och ush så obekvämt med en icke figursytt korset.
Den här korsetten är bara att sprätta upp och återbruka de delar som inte luktar svett och parfym.

Lycka är att jag äntligen har en planchette eller busk som stängningen också kallas att övningssy med. Soft Wire mönstret är förvisso inte ritat för en planchette men vem vet jag kanske blir peppat till att rita upp ett annat mönster där fronten är anpassad till en sådan stängning.

Into the …

15 februari 2019

… blue

New puzzle panels with hand sewn eyelets

Today I start …

13 februari 2019

… sewing a fabric puzzle


13 februari 2019

Nya trådar dras

New beginning

10 februari 2019

Well yes this is exactly what it looks like

It is a pile of crashed and rejected panels that for one reason or another fell victim for my inner critic that kept getting in my way when working on Soft Wire.

I never did get to the fun part with my contest entry mostly because I gravely underestimated how much time drafting a fitting pattern and working with limited amounts of fabric would take. You need both experience and a good plan to sew a project like mine. I admit I had none. I normally work with paper and with paper it is so much harder to undo or cover up a mistake. With fabric if you work with a forgiving fabric like I did well then you can make changes. Yes, I fell deep down into a seam ripping trap and time went swiftly by.

Now when I have all these lovely rejects and there is no deadline for the project, why not sew something on the contest theme architecture just to see what kind of wearable object I can sew from them. Let us set out on new journey exploring this new textile knowledge I gotten and put my pattern to use.

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 7

06 februari 2019

Good Morning 7th day
Time to focus and lace up.

Detail of the corners of the binding

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 6

06 februari 2019

You never learn do you?

Panic brained over bubbly back panel late in the evening on Feb 3rd I had a date with my former best friend the little blue seam ripper seen on desk. I unpicked the upper part of both seam allowance covers to release the bubbling it did release the wrinkeling. What was I thinking? I have no time to resew this. Why did I not go to bed and sleep on it?

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 6

06 februari 2019

Ok now is not the time to go catatonic with sewing panic, Hubbie said in the evening Feb 3rd. you need to see what it looks like on your body. Put the corset on without the fan lacing  and I will take some pictures.

Oh my!
I have shrunk some more!
This is me with a slight touch of panic.

Give me a smile 😀

I do not think that you are planning on walking around in those nice drawers with the corset on.
Why not hop into that nice fluffy underskirt you sew for your purple dress.

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What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 4

06 februari 2019

Early morning February 3
My will not give up!

My ambition is still to sew a neat corset.

This is the not so speedy sewing part of stubborn hand sewing.  04.00 in morning it is really dark outside in northern Sweden and to see where I was sewing I had to use my magnifier.

The smooth inside of the corset can be seen in magnifier.
I had to flip back and forth to see if the stitching of the upper lining held a neat line

This is the outside of Soft Wire

 I manage to overcome my cutting anxiety and used this beautiful thin white vintage tissue like linen fabric for lining. I have only 2 meters and bias cutting it into strips was very stressful I discovered. I think I might have a cutting up fabric problem to address later on.

What a week, the sewing of Soft Wire part 3

06 februari 2019

February 2

Giving up is not my forte I still had my inner shell. With some rethinking of my construction and a major cover up of the seam allowances I might just be able to at least get a project sewn in time before the deadline on Feb 4th.