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Everything went well at the final fitting last weekend. I am particularly happy with the fit of the bust area. Now All I have left is to sew the motifs on, shorten the straps a little, and hem the skirt and lining.
I think she is going to be the best dressed person at her graduation don't you? :)

Pictures! )
Once I am 100% done I am probably going to mail or pass of the corset to her, so the next pictures I get will probably be from Katlaoesk herself.

After the fitting I kinda dropped off radar because it was midterms and I had a lot of catch-up to do once I stopped feeling so sick. 7 hours of sleep in three days, I think that is my all time record... last night I slept about 12 to make up for it, and now it all feels like it never happened, weird.
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Everything is pretty much ready for the final "fitting" on katlaoesk's corset. She is going to come over sometime soon and I will mark the hem and lace motif placements. The only thing that isn't fully done is the straps and modesty Panel which I am going to work on tonight. (I am really sick of pants...)

More photos and a mini rant about Lost Coast Historical Patterns under the Cut. )


Jan. 24th, 2011 09:24 pm
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Some progress now that I am back in school (and commuting again) I have to do all the french knots on the flowers now, as well as two plant stems I forgot. After that it is time to tackle the People!!

This weekend I completely cut out and stitched the main seams of katlaoesk's corset. Now, I am waiting for the busk to arrive before I can progress more. The bones came, but I can't really sandwich/top-stitch the casings before the busk.

I also made a Super brief trip to the Edwardian Vendor hall to visit some friends who had booths (I did not go to the actual event). It was very full of $$ pretty, but not as big as I was expecting. I left with a free (Cause TopsyTurvy is awesome!) sequined hair bow and a feather hair extension. My friend was teasing me if my head gets any more bird themed I will start to look like this: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_o5sOGMZKcB4/S1tYjgFYfCI/AAAAAAAADpE/rKruGCnFGYY/s400/avatar+7.jpg

I have to get up early for math class tomorrow (6am) my payment for a 4-day weekend, it is worth it in the long run.
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A little while ago my friend [livejournal.com profile] katlaoesk approached me about making her a corset and skirt for her graduation. Today I sat down and did all of the drafting and mock-up sewing. I am going to see her over the holidays and we are going to have a fitting. Fingers crossed everything goes smoothly!!!

Drafting and sewing )
On a side note, I have also been thinking about corsets for myself. I still plan to re-make the 1850's corset (Out of the navy bee silk) but I also want to make a quilted 1830's corset. When I was out shopping the other day with [livejournal.com profile] akikotree I bought some silk duchess at silk moon in SF. It was "on sale" from $67 dollars, but it was still a little pricey. This fabric had haunted me since the last time I was there, so I had to buy some. I think the satin will really set off the quilting. Soooo pretty....



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