I was attending a Valentine’s Day themed party, and at the last minute decided that I wanted something red to wear to the party, so I decided to sew up a super-simple circle skater skirt.
I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).
A bit about this corset:
The outer fabric of this underbust corset is black cotton with white ghosts. The straight seams (not the curved hip seams) have exposed double-bone casings made of medium-weight PVC. The centre back has a black poly-cotton piped finish and the top and bottom is also bound in black poly-cotton binding. The lining is black cotton, and there is an internal waist stay. I don’t recall what the interlining is, but likely more black cotton.
I saw some great photos of cool Visual kei/J-rock masks, and wanted to make one for myself as well. I though I could develop my own pattern, but decided to give a whirl and see if anyone had made one of their own and published the pattern – I was in luck! I decided to give a few of them a try.
I’m clearly on a roll – at least for taking photos late at night with poor lighting…
For more ‘everyday’ (ok, not really) sewing, I wanted to test out a simple pattern, since I have had to re-jig my basic dress block. I decided to do my “muslin” in a wearable fabric so that if it all worked out I’d have a new dress out of the equation. I used a black pleather (faux leather) fabric which I really like, and have lots of, to substitute in for the vinyl and leather I’d like to make the same/similar style up in once I perfect the pattern.
The fit isn’t totally perfect – but I didn’t want a super-tight dress either…