The internet reminded me of this sheer bridal corset today... It was made to go beneath the Sunshine gown for my friend Lou and ooh, it was delicious. I'd made another similar piece for a different bride not long before, though that one was more white than cream. I just love lace... There's no denying that. … Continue reading Head and Hands
So the year off hasn't been "off" enough! I want to finish current orders and perhaps one or two more of my favourites, then done. A proper rest from it. Which isn't to say that I wouldn't still be doing bits here and there, but that I want to take all pressure out of … Continue reading The final three for 2017?
I came into Nero to read and relax, and they were playing Lauren Housley (my lad plays drums with her band quite often). Lovely coincidence. It's been a busy week. Monday/Tuesday I had the delightful and talented Joni of Rainbow Curve Corsetry here to study pattern drafting. My brain is so distracted by learning how … Continue reading Learning corset patterning with us
So, clever Marion (former editor at Foundations Revealed) is publishing a book... of historical corset patterns from 1900-1922! This is exciting. Those years are not much addressed in contemporary corsetry, and since there are 19 different patterns I imagine the book will provide a really nice overview of the changing silhouette of the time. Should be … Continue reading Corsetry Patterns a-go-go!
So I'm sitting in Costa attempting to make use of their wifi (it isn't working) and mulling over my "year off". It seems wild that the first quarter of the year has already passed. I've ticked many tasks and goals off my list, but the couture corsetry side has been moving slowly. A year likely isn't … Continue reading Quarters
A good productive day, in the end, which surprised me. I slept the sleep of someone who is deeply knackered... Apart from when Cat woke me up by bringing a live rat aboard and letting it go. The damn thing has gotten into the walls and was scratching around somewhere near my head during the night. … Continue reading Pleasant surprises
When I saw Glo the other day she pointed out that we really need to arrange a shoot sometime soon. So today I thought I would look through my Moth corsets and decide which ones I might want to embellish first. Ooh, it's been a fun way to spend the day... I narrowed it down … Continue reading Mouse
Lovely week, both for work, play, and ponies. Spring is actually here. Thursday, in particular, was glorious. Everyone was happy, ponies playing in the fields, humans enjoying their work, the goat sunbathing, and the sheep doing as they always do... I love being outdoors anyway and don't mind mud and muck, but a day like that, … Continue reading Details
Sent a little mail-out about the Butterflies today. Shared an update on facebook too, but alas, as per usual facebook no longer reaches many people effectively. I'm not complaining, it works wonderfully if you put the time into good content and staying on top of current trends. But it seems less and less useful for … Continue reading A productive work day
I have heard that it's foolish to buy clothes to "slim into", but I did just that recently as someone was selling some lovely jods cheap online which looked to be just one size too small for me at present fitness. It transpires they do actually fit they just don't fit. Yet. Whilst nearly the entire … Continue reading What tight jodphurs teach us about corsetry