Posts Tagged ‘handsewn corset’

Weee …

24 januari 2020

…Yesterday was…

Reality check

23 januari 2020

Thank you A-L for the much needed reality check photos (not posted here) on what my back looks like 20+ years after the original Stay pattern was drafted. Instead of grinding my teeth with pain from wearing something that no longer fits I have now been customizing the pattern to fit my asymmetric body. Sometimes you do need to take a step outside the mainstream vision of pretty and open your eyes and see. For instance ask the question: what is this object you sew supposed to do? Stays are supposed to give you good posture and distribute the weight when wearing heavy dresses. So, I am ditching my favorite jeans and adapting the stays sewn from Hubbies favourite jeans. I am also approaching the boning from a new angel considering support, pressure points and comfort. It is a joy to finally acknowledge that  I do not need to squeeze me into something uncomfortable I now have the confidence to change the pattern and rearrange how the boning is distributed inside to fit me without losing to much of the period silhouette.

Oh my oh my

22 januari 2020

Is this why Hubbie can not find his favourite jeans?
Yes, I cut them up and sew a pair of stays.

Give me a …

21 januari 2020

… a flexible bone.

Night work

18 januari 2020

When you do not feel your toes after 10 minutes of wearing your nice stays you might consider dating both seam ripper and scissors. Perhaps cutting it up and altering the sewing project in the middle of the night was not the best idea. Hopefully I can scavenge  some of the pieces and sew something new.

I just love …

17 januari 2020

… unravelling a chain stitch …

Second fitting

15 januari 2020

and ?

Nope right side does not fit. It might have something to do with time. The corset pattern was fitted some 20 years ago on me by Anna Kjellsdotter. Back then I was less asymmetric, skinnier and had boobs. I need a date with my blue seam ripper.


Hmmm, might be better

15 januari 2020



14 januari 2020

Just testing my hand sewn favourite jeans corset
and it fits under left arm
small wohooo

Blir det klantband?

14 januari 2020

Eller kantband?