All posts tagged: straight fronted corset

Every rose has its thorns

Remember my briar rose corset?  That thing is evil.  Well, technically it is evil #2 (evil #1, of course, being pintucks) I kinda knew from the start that making a straight fronted corset would be heinous.  I mean, just look at the advertisements for the things: How do you even make the human form look anything remotely close to that!?!  Not easily, that’s for sure! But I tried my best.  I draped my pattern on Isabelle, following Waugh’s pattern from a real corset, which must have fit someone at some point. Then I fitted it, or tried to.  It’s really hard to fit an anatomically improbable waist cinching corset on a natural figure.  I ended up doing about 6 fittings, and going through that many redrafts of the pattern.  The best luck I had with the fittings was fitting it over my nougat corset (which at least achieved some waist-cinching for me). I didn’t take any pictures of the fittings because by the time I got the mock-up on and pinned I was so grumpy and …