More progress on the DPP. I finished up the corset and the train supporter and took pictures of half of a paper petticoat I sized up from The Cut of Women’s Clothes.
sateen and at least one layer of coutil. There might be two because I find the whole thing
extremely heavy. the next corset I make I’m going to focus on the cut and fabrics more
since by now I’m used to using metal boning in things.
that wrinkle you see appears when I wear the corset as well.
lace you see here is actually one I made with my lucet this summer. There was a flaw so
when I started to really tighten it, it started to unravel… major bummer…
disaster! So instead I used Laughing Moon #112 View C, I just left out the bones
at the top to get that Natural Form silhouette. I ended up serging each piece before I sewed it because
I find that the pattern doesn’t make any allowance for finishing seams. Unless I’m
mistaken the front edges aren’t even finished! I also assembled the laced interior
panels in a different order so that the seam allowance are with this space of the bustle
rather than against the legs and towards the front.
I also used this cool vintage buckle I got from my Grandmother. My waistband is two piece of twill tape to give it a little more body.
Here you can see how the top of the bustle looks without boning. I put in the channels but didn’t seal them up in case I change my mind someday.
on the train supporter. I’m not sure if that’s necessary yet.
I had a small diagram to work from on page 201 and I basically attempted to recreate the
pattern shapes to a similar proportion using my waist measurement. I say "similar"
because I shortened it by 13cm and reshaped most of the hip area taking out quite a bit of width.
I expect the fabric will drape quite differently.
on YWU. I think the ease it adds is a helpful feature especially since this is an under layer.
think I took off about 10cm from the side and another 10cm from the side back seams.
My holiday is winding down and I only have a few days left at home. I’m really looking forward to being back at school especially since we’re spending most of our time in the lab this term. I hope we get to do some really challenging treatments!
On the other hand, I am not looking forward to returning to my residence. I am really not a residence kind of person, the lifestyle just isn’t for me. I think I should cook something extravagant when I get there to make myself feel better.