Quite a lot of progress on my quilted corset! (I'v been sick, so sitting and sewing has been nice and relaxing) The strength layer is all sewn, and the fashion layer is all prepped for quilting. Before I progress anymore though, I have to actually decide how I want to do it...
I flat lined all the body pieces with organza before stitching them together. For the gores I trapped the batting between the layers. This is how it all looks from the outside:
The satin you see are top-stitched on facings. For the gores I used a very fine machine zig-zag to secure the base. For the bone casings I cut strips of regular coutil, these will get encased on the inside later, so they don't have to be finished.
As far as the quilting goes, I'v narrowed it down to these options:
Right now I am leaning towards one of the two mixed versions, but the plain lines and checks are also very pretty. Part of me wants to go checks, because lines would look too much like the cording on my regency stays. Thoughts?
Despite being sick I had a really wonderful time down in LA this weekend. I went to the FIDM debut fashion show both nights. On the second night the other scholarship winners and I were presented with little glass star statues by Nick Verreos! I also got to see the Ghetty, and the FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit. I will post some pictures later. My camera died pretty early on, so I need to get some from my friends.
The last day we were lucky to make it out of LA before the storm got too bad. A few hours after we left the friend I was staying with was stranded at her apartment because the street had flooded (2 feet of water!!!) and the power went out for 12 hours. Who builds a city without street drains?!