💖💕I’m having a bit of a rough day with my anxieties after some unkind messages about my amputation (don’t check your Others folder for your sanity, honestly!) so I thought I’d post up some #throwback photos of previous projects I’ve made. This 1860s era corset (from #corsetsandcrinolines by #norahwaugh 😘) was a labour of love spanning a semester at @waapacostume . Sewn predominantly on my #jukimachine it features flat steel bones and extensive corded sections over the hip for a flattering yet comfortable line! I adapted it from a spoon busk to a straight busk to hold my lower stomach more firmly. The floral embroidery at the waist was done through the outer coutil layer only, on my family’s @berninaaustralia embroidery machine (can’t recommend enough!) and there is matching floral embroidery on my petticoats as well. Both coutil and inner thick cotton drill layer were hand dyed to this lovely soft pink colour. 💖💕 I still think that this is one of the most beautiful things I’ve made.
When you’re too cheap to pay full price for a book on Amazon and your amazing hubby loves you so much he tracks down the same book for you from some obscure bookshop in Ireland! Thank you @jabmoore68 finding this in the sewing room made my day!!!! 😘😘😘😍😍😍 love you!!! #historicalcostume#norahwaugh#sewing#sewcialists
"S curve - the bust billowed out over the low front, and the superfluous abdominal flesh, pressed flat by the heavy front busk, swelled out at the sides on the hips, and on the behind. This corset was a miracle of cutting and shaping; never before or since has it been quite so complicated. It was constructed from numerous pieces - as many as ten to fifteen each side, plus gussets - all expertly joined together and traversed by a quantity of whalebone and steel of varying degrees of thickness and weight." --- from "Corsets & Crinolines" by Norah Waugh ---