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:
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!
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!).
The sleeves are lined with black tafeta which was a small leftover piece from the underskirt.
I added some chains of black faceted pearls - restrung and added the night before we headed off to Lepizig!
Did you ever sew something from Harlots and Angels? Maybe you have tips on Ruby-sewing for future trials?