Art of the Needle
With or without?
Simpel and elegant or tough and vamp?

To embelish or not to embelish? Always the esential question!

#corset #underbust #sheer #leather

With or without?
Simpel and elegant or tough and vamp?

To embelish or not to embelish? Always the esential question!

#corset #underbust #sheer #leather

Beading crazy on the Red Vixen!
#corset #overbust #swarovski #crystal #leather #red

Beading crazy on the Red Vixen!
#corset #overbust #swarovski #crystal #leather #red

When you can’t get the #clasp or #closure you want; make some yourself!
#leather #handsewing #handcrafting inspired #arya #jerkin #got

When you can’t get the #clasp or #closure you want; make some yourself!
#leather #handsewing #handcrafting inspired #arya #jerkin #got

Matching bolero
#corset #underbust

Matching bolero
#corset #underbust

A black #overbust #corset for my sweet redheaded friend

A black #overbust #corset for my sweet redheaded friend

The finished piece. What shal I call it?!?!..O.o
I need a better mannequin to show of that fab hipspring!
#corset #sheer #mesh

The finished piece. What shal I call it?!?!..O.o
I need a better mannequin to show of that fab hipspring! #corset #sheer #mesh

Behind the scene at #manifest shoot.
#corset #fetich

Behind the scene at #manifest shoot.
#corset #fetich

More of the Arya jerkin..sleeve detail.
Ouch my fingers are sore..o.O
#work #got #arya

More of the Arya jerkin..sleeve detail.
Ouch my fingers are sore..o.O
#work #got #arya

Finishing an Arya inspired jerkin. 
#work #got

Finishing an Arya inspired jerkin.
#work #got

And this is how far I have come as of 23 of july.

The corset does not fit the dressform, but it is the only one I have.

Preparing the seam allowance for the ribbon. Cutting it and sewing it down. The stitching will be hidden by the ribbon in the front.

This fabric has a tendency to fray, and since I have it in my hands and work with it because of the embroidering, it frays a lot more at the edges. So much so, that I needed to darn it before my seam allowance disappeared.

This fabric has a tendency to fray, and since I have it in my hands and work with it because of the embroidering, it frays a lot more at the edges. So much so, that I needed to darn it before my seam allowance disappeared.

I have been sick for a week and in my feverish dreams I got this wonderful idea.

I remember thinking:
"Uhhh it would look nice with some bluish…."
My rational brain:
"Do not even finish that thought"
Me:
"…embroidery to set it off"
Rational brain:
"No it will not!"
Me:
"I even think I might have some blue cotton embroidery yarn"
Rational brain:
"NO YOU DON`T!!..NO NO NO. What are you doing, you are SICK. STAY in bed"
Me:
"Uuuuuuuh..NICE!!"
Rational brain:
"You will sooo regret this!!!"
Me:
"And finish it off with light blue swarovski beads, let me go on ebay and see if I can find some..:D.."
Rational brain:
*FACEPALM*

I regret it a bit, I would have been finished with it by now. It has been a month and I am still embroidering on it. Almost done though. And next the beads..o.O..

By the way, since I am far from professional in embroidery, I have been restitiching it lot. WHAT WERE I THINKING!

The plan from the beginning was to use only a fashion fabric and coutil. No lining.
I will add a blue ribbon to cover the seams in front and to hide the seam allowance in the back.
I have chosen to line the center front and back, to add a busk and make channels for bones. I only had enough of the fashion fabric for the corset pieces (I bought it in India for a different purpose, but used it for the corset in stead, and since India is so far away..well..another solution was needed) so I found a nice golden polyester satin, and strengthened it some more by ironing on a layer of (and I just don´t remember the english word for it, I am sorry..:(..it is called Stryge lærred in danish and my google fu is not strong enough..does any one now the name?)

Here is the one side of the corset in the golden/brown fashion fabric. I have basted it by hand to the coutil.Damn, I´ve just noticed I´ve used the center back piece from the other half..:P

Here is the one side of the corset in the golden/brown fashion fabric. I have basted it by hand to the coutil.

Damn, I´ve just noticed I´ve used the center back piece from the other half..:P