My first Historical Fortnightly Challenge is done! I’m so proud! It may be a bit late but it still meets the deadline which is one of the good things about also being in the NZ time zone.
I shortened the bones in the front and didn’t add the hooks and eyes as they would just rip as soon as I sit down. I added some trim but a word to the wise, pay attention when sewing. I sewed the trim on each side (quite difficult for me as I always find pinning tedious) only to realise I sewn them on opposite sides!
Thank you Dreamstress for running this. Without this challenge this corset would have take months! I just wish I had a better camera so could snap a few better shots. Its a good start to my sewing year 🙂 And because a corset will only temporarily reduce my waist line, I also went for my first run of the year this evening! Hence the reason for the late posting…
I think 2013 is looking pretty good. How did everyone else’s first challenge go?
Edit – adding the Facts, Ma’am!
The Challenge: An Edwardian corset that could have been worn in 1913.
Fabric: Don’t judge but its made out of bed sheets that were thrifted. It was a nice tight weave so perfect for a corset.
Pattern: Festive Ayttre’s 1910 corset pattern
Notions: Black bias tape, 40 ish eyelets, black lace trim and cord.
How historically accurate is it? Very. Festive Ayttre’s pattern is based upon a 1910s corset she purchased.
Hours to complete: Hard to say (I’ll keep better track next time) but about 6-8 hours
First worn: Around my apartment 😛
Total cost: Everything was from my stash so no outlay. Yay! I’m very cheap so this makes me quite happy.