I felt like sewing this pass weekend. And now my sewing room is functional. Not done yet, but functional. I’ve had a corset cover cut out for ages and I thought “here is a quick project that I can use to fan the flames of my sewing urge.” It is like a curse thinking that. I got the whole thing assembled and was ready for the finishing the edges when I did a fitting.
Dang thing was way to small! I had to redo all the darts and part of the side seams. Only thing I didn’t have to alter was the shoulder seams! Even those I’m thinking about. If I let them out a bit I will have a bit more room in the pits. I decided to set it aside and look at it again next weekend.
Here it is so far.
I decided to get going on that cover when I made my Edwardian shirtwaist.
In the above photo there is a chemise under the shirtwaist. The chemise hides the corset. (Yes, my dress form wears a corset. I put the dress form down to a smaller than me size and put a corset on it that fits me. I laced it as tight as I wear it and then stuffed the loose parts.) The corset showed very plainly through the Edwardian shirtwaist.
The new corset cover will have even better coverage than my poor chemise-especially in the cleavage area! Much more suited to my mature age.