Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Almost-Finished Victorian Corset

It's (almost) finished!


I still have to floss the bones, but it's now fully functional.  I ended up saving my spring steel boning for a different project and sticking with the zip-tie boning.  It turns out I squish easily, so eventually I'd like to cut a curvier corset, but this is perfect for a day dress.  The edges are bound with black bias binding that doesn't show up over the background.

3 comments:

Gryffinitter said...

Please tell me that "Flossing the bones" is nothing like flossing ones teeth, and also totally confined to the corset's bones, rather than yours.

Please.

(BTW, it looks fantastic to me)

Gryffinitter said...

Please tell me that "Flossing the bones" is nothing like flossing ones teeth, and also totally confined to the corset's bones, rather than yours.

Please.

(BTW, it looks fantastic to me)

Lindsey Rucker said...

Flossing is the little bits of embroidery done at the top and bottom of each bone to keep the bone from shifting up and down in the boning channel. There's a great tutorial here: http://sidneyeileen.com/tutorials/sewing/corset-detailing/flossing/ She also has a pattern sampler.