Well before I go on to say all that has been wronged, go ahead and enjoy pictures of the corset that used to be *almost* finished! :) The only thing left was to put the grommets in, and floss the bones. And then I would have been done yay! It really is beautiful, and so much prettier in real life than in photos-it's glorious.
Total cost would have been $30, for EVERYTHING. :D I was so thrilled!
|It's much too small for Madam, but you can kind of get the look of it upright :)|
I'm very very glad I did not floss the corset yet though because I have to remake one entire half of it. I have to re-cut, re-sew, re-bone, re-trim, --start over from the beginning. It was an accident, but fyi, never let any brother near corsets, please just don't. I had been holding it up and showing Ann Marie my progress, when a brother of mine decided it would be helpful to grab a hold of the sides and "tighten" it for me to better show the corset. Before I had a chance to tell him not to, he had yanked both sides with such force in the spots where his fists were (NOOOOOOOOO) that it busted and ripped one of the seams. It happens to be a seam that had been trimmed, and clipped because of the gusset. Which means there is not enough seam allowance left to sew it back together. The topstitching is still in, as were the basting stitches on the actually fabric, but because of the trimmed neat edges of my seams there isn't anything to sew it back together with. And because I treated all the seams in this manner...I can't just replace those two peieces, I'll have to remake the whole half of the corset. Which is a grand bummer. I'm very depressed.
I could, put like a re-enforced patch under the area, and sew it down. This would save me hours upon hours upon hours, and would be sturdy as it had been before, but it would look flawed. This corset has a LOT hanging upon it. Like a LOT. And it can't have issues like that. :/ Which also makes me grandly bummed.
|The hole and rip|
But here was the update!