1911 Corset Sew Along: The Finished Corset

Oh, do get on with it!

1911 Corset Sew Along

So I’ve been insisting that this corset is in fact finished, and here is the proof.  

Side front of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Side front view of the 1911 corset.

 

Side back of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Side back view of the 1911 corset.

 

Front of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Front of the 1911 corset

 

Back of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Back of 1911 corset

 

Inside of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Inside of the 1911 corset with contrasting structural support.

 

Top edge detail of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Top edge detail with a bit of shiny.

 

Busk detail of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Busk detail. As this is a single layer corset I used buttonholes to strengthen the holes for the busk loops.

 

Boning channel detail of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Boning channel detail

 

Laces detail of red striped satin 1911 long line corset with cream satin trimmings and cream satin laces

Cream satin laces.

 

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Happy 2012!

Happy 2012!

Happy new year! May this be a year of creativity and abundance for everyone!

On the corsetry front there are some very interesting things that I want to start working on. Most notably Jo from Bridges on the Body‘s nifty Sew Along:

Bridges on the Body Sew Along

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and so it is only proper that it be celebrated by constructing the 1911 long line corset!

1911 Long Line Corset worn on the Titanic. Seen here modelled by Kate Winslet.

There are some other projects simmering and half baked, so I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to keep up with Jo’s schedule, but I will certainly make one before the year is out. Now that is a resolution I can live with!