Friday, June 26, 2009

Corset course

I went on the most amazing course the last 2 days in Cardiff. Not least because it was in Crafts in the bay but was making corsets with Anna Henderson. She was an awesome tutor and showed us amazing fitting techniques that I can use with the kids. I had my frame fitteed :) so next job is one for me. But for the purposes of the course we worked on a standard 10. Using the pattern pieces and cutting them in firm card I made a model when I got home to stretch the corset for display. Worked a treat!
Don't look too close at the stitching, I was on a strange machine and there is an array of thread colour but I learnt masses.
It was a 2 day course and so for my homework I cabled some spirals and added a square sequin and bead to the centre of each.
Can't wait to make one to fit me now, just need to buy al the boning now! Yey


Vicki W said...

Very pretty! I really like the added decorative stitching.

Julie Stenning said...

It looks great.

Julie said...

Lovely corset Carol.

sesga loves 1950s said...

Sunning Carol ,I cant belive you did that all in 2 days its Amazing .Pat on the back and well done job .
Love from sesga xx

Deborah said...

Very elegant. Love it.

smarcoux said...

Hi Carol
Nice job on the corset... just let me know I have tons of boning ... I had done the fashion design course and used to work in a fabric store hence why I have tons of it .

MargaretR said...

Wow! I agree with Sesga. That beauty in one day?
Da iawn ti!