My first ever corset is almost done! It’s a lot further along than this picture. I have sewn on the back pieces and started placing the bias. Next, all I have to do is figure out how to cover up the boning because I’m a noob and misread the instructions and sewed the backing with the front before boning.
As my perfectionism has slowly broken down over the years, I’ve finally come to accept that I will make mistakes each time I sew. I started officially sewing March 2020 and sewed off and on for four months until I left to travel the wilderness. And now it’s been seven months since I last touched a sewing machine!
I was so happy to get back to it and begin a project I’ve been dreaming of for ages. A beautiful corset. Yes they have come back in fashion which has been interesting to watch. However, my dream of wearing and making corsets came when I was a lot younger. I can’t pin point the moment but I know I’ve always loved the Edwardian era and actually my love for it probably birthed from paintings.
Anyway, another mistake I made was making the corset too big for myself. I followed my measurements, double and triple checked. I’m not good with numbers so it’s amazing I figured it out on the first go however, it’s about 3-4 sizes too big. I don’t know how to explain it other than my two hour walk the other day really worked.
I thought it was going to be a very complicated process but it is rather easy. This is for a photography project coming up although, now that the measurements are wrong, I’m not sure if I should come up with another idea or make another corset in the next day or so.
I have one week and three days to shoot, process and print for an upcoming exhibition celebrating women at the Gladstone Art Gallery Museum and I’m very excited! It goes from the 4th of March to the 14th and I am submitting two photos and praying they sell fast. If they do sell, it will be my first ever photo sale! How exciting!
I can’t wait to share the project with you!
What project are you dedicating yourself to this year?