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With my new corset! It's not as pretty as my lavender satin one, but the fit is much better. The waist is in the right place and the bust and hips have the right amount of room so that I have an almost perfectly even lacing gap. And, when I laced it up normally, I got half an inch more reduction than in the lavender corset! It's so comfortable too. The only nit-picky problem I have with it is that the bust isn't quite as in my mock-up, because I probably wasn't quite careful enough with the lapped seams and getting the curve just right. But it's pretty minimal and I don't really mind,
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I put in the grommets today and almost had a terrible moment on the very last one. I was stretching the hole with a knitting needle and I felt the fabric tear, but it was only a tiny bit and the grommet still totally covers it, so it was all fine. Whew! Tomorrow I will definitely do the binding and maybe even the flossing.

I also had some thoughts recently about my potential bonus outfit. Instead of it being the 1875 plaid and burgandy ensemble, I am thinking of doing an 1871 outfit instead. The 1875 would require me making a bustle, but doing something 1871 I could just use my hoop (which is my next project) with my ruffle bustle on top of it. I also have fabric for an 1871 outfit. My lavender silk taffeta (which I eventually want to be an 1871 ballgown with cream net) was going to be made into a skirt anyways. And I have some beautiful ivory wool that I want to use for a polonaise, maybe trimmed in black or with the lavender taffeta. What I really want is scallops. Bound scallops are EVERYWHERE c.1870 and I want them, but have no time for binding (if I even get to this bonus project). So I was thinking doing scallops with a facing and maybe black lace edging (because that could be sewn on with the facing) or a black braid applied on top of the scallops. I'm mainly inspired by these from the FIDM and the Manchester Galleries (also in Arnold's Patterns of Fashion 2 and that [livejournal.com profile] the_aristocat made a gorgeous blue muslin version of):

Date: 2016-07-27 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] koshka-the-cat.livejournal.com

It is a gorgeous shape!


And fabulous plans. I love scallops :)

Date: 2016-07-27 04:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thanks Katherine!

I want more scallops in my life! It's getting bad. I'm starting to envy the 1870s fashion plates and mentally swear at them for having beautiful bound scallops everywhere and me with none. ;p You have gorgeous scallops!

Date: 2016-07-27 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vanessa-lynne.livejournal.com
Looks beautiful! It has a great hip spring.

Date: 2016-07-27 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2016-07-27 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girliegirl32786.livejournal.com
What a gorgeous shape! I can see why you are in love!

Date: 2016-07-27 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thanks Aubry! I feel like I finally have the hang of this corset thing.

Date: 2016-07-27 04:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] totchipanda.livejournal.com
Eee it's so pretty! I love it! You're seriously making me want to make another corset!

Date: 2016-07-27 04:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thanks! Corsets can be a huge pain as well as incredibly gratifying. They involve such a specialized set of skills, but are really interesting to learn about!

Date: 2016-07-27 05:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lidiabest.livejournal.com
It looks fantastic! :-D

Date: 2016-07-27 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! Hopefully it looks even better when it's actually finished. ;)

Date: 2016-07-27 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashamanja-babu.livejournal.com
It looks lovely! What a beautiful shape!

Date: 2016-07-27 05:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thanks Elizabeth! I think I finally figured out the right amount of hip space.

Date: 2016-07-27 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] atherleisure.livejournal.com
Gorgeous. It came out beautifully.

I'm looking forward to seeing your 1871 dress. You've got some great inspiration pieces.

Date: 2016-07-27 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! I hope I'm able to get to the 1871 outfit. I want it for the Little House party, but not sure if I'll have time. I really want it though!

Date: 2016-07-27 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sadievale.livejournal.com
Ooooo, very pretty!!

Date: 2016-07-27 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

Date: 2016-07-27 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindseyerin37.livejournal.com
You did a beautiful job! What a lovely shape!

Date: 2016-07-27 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! I finally feel like I'm getting this corset thing.

Date: 2016-07-28 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chocolatepot.livejournal.com
Your corset is gorgeous! Really wonderful job.

Date: 2016-07-28 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mala-14.livejournal.com
Thank you! It now has binding half sewn on with a bit of lace. Maybe it will actually get completely finished sometime?

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