Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mina Harker dress - Corset

Sorry for disappearing from the face of the earth, but with WGT nearing and my programming course and sports and a social life, I spent the rest of my waking time like this instead of blogging:

But I finished my outfit in time to wear it AND even made a second one! I'll start with showing you the corset in more detail... I used a red and black shot taffeta from my favourite seller (4 Euros per meter ^^) and lace and decorations I got from Stoklasa. The pattern was "Ruby" by Harlots and Angels.  I love the little sleeves as my very white arms look gigantic against darker fabrics...  Here you can see a picture of the full outfit which I wore to the community meeting of my favourite sewing forum:

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As you can see, the corset is pretty much perfect in the back, but the front is not the best asset. In fact, it is too large and I think I will rework it before wearing it outside again... Although I love the high front, it is indeed a bit to high and too loose. The gaping problem results from the bones that do not end at the upper part of the corset but below the sleeves. I might take another peak into the manual which I completely ignored while sewing. My fault, entirely!

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The corset is lined in white cotton satin with snow owls and has an interlining of my muslin (which was made from thick cotton table clothes and not muslin!).

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The sleeves are lined with black tafeta which was a small leftover piece from the underskirt.

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I added some chains of black faceted pearls - restrung and added the night before we headed off to Lepizig!

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Did you ever sew something from Harlots and Angels? Maybe you have tips on Ruby-sewing for future trials?


Onychophora said...

Auch wenn du ein wenig unzufrieden bist, sieht es für mich echt super aus!
Ich hoffe, das WGT war auch ansonsten super :)

Sylvie D said...

Unfortunately I cannot offer you advice on how to sew a corset. IMHO- It looks amazing!

Ms Misantropia said...

It's so beautiful, great job!

Pixel Pixie said...

Wow, it came out well and looks lovely on you.

It's always fun to use a cute fabric for lining. :)

Laura Morrigan said...

Wow, you are amazing at sewing! The dress is breathtaking!

MindLess said...

@ Onychophora: Es ist toll, keine Frage. Aber ich kann es besser. Und ich weiß auch schon wie! WGT war toll...

@ Sylvie D: Thanks!

@ Ms Misantropia: Thank you!

@ Pixel Pixie: I love using the fun fabrics I bought and never used for linings! Especially cotton satins, which feel great on the skin!

@ Laura Morrigan: Thanks so much!

Nachtkatze said...

Du hast mal wieder ganz fantastisch darin ausgesehen :)

Alexandriaweb said...

Wow it's awesome!

Fräulein Nachtschatten said...

Wie wunderschön! <3

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

WOW!! I love how your dress turned out, the colour is great on you! I also love your attention to detail - the cute owl fabric for the lining looks so nice!

MindLess said...

@ Nachtkatze: Danke, das Kompliment kann ich nur zurückgeben!

@ Alexandriaweb: Thanks!

@ Fräulein Nachtschatten: Ich danke dir!

@ Vulcan Butterfly: Thank you, I love having a comfortable and cute lining!

Karoliina said...

Simply gorgeous! And thanks for the link to the fabric shop, they seem to have a really nice selection of decently priced taffetas :)

Ramona said...

trotzdem wunderhübsch, warum sind kreative leute immer so extrem selbstkritisch *lol*

MindLess said...

@ Karoliina: I buy most of my tafeta there, the prices and quality are excelent!

@ Ramona: Danke! Die Passform nervt halt schon ein bisschen, wenn ich mich auch nur leicht vorbeuge fallen die Möpse raus! ^^