Jon and I finally had some time together during daylight so we could actually take good pictures, as opposed to the terribly-lit ones you'd get inside my apartment at night. We took a ton, though, so I will probably break them up into a few posts so that I won't run out of material too quickly. I have plans for some more sewing, but I never know how long it will take me to finish it, as you should know if you've been reading my blog.
Today, I'll start with my new corset. It is made off the same pattern I made for my black one (by duct-taping myself into a t-shirt, cutting it off, and then drawing on lines where extant corsets I've seen have seams, then translating that into pattern pieces), but we bought a busk this time. I'd share the link, but it seems to have changed, so I don't know for sure if I have found the same company again. I do remember that I got a great deal by buying a pack of 5 for about $30. Do I really need 5 corsets? Probably not, but who cares? They'll be pretty.
I'm also considering taking this apart a little to add boning to the back. I don't know why I thought I could get away with leaving the bones out of the center back, but I shouldn't have. It's not the worst mistake I've ever made. It still creates a good shape under my Victorian clothing, but as you see, it puckers a bit. The question is, can I add boning channels without messing it up? I don't know yet.
And since I know I've mentioned it and never actually written about it, I will include Jon's steampunk Batman costume. It was included in my last post, but last Halloween, he only wore a simplified version of the costume, leaving off most of the accessories he wore the previous Halloween, and I didn't take detailed photos before.
Next up, Victorian menswear.