Do you recognize the cotton fabric? Yes, it is leftover from this project. My initial plan was to make this up in some lovely green silk
As I played around with this corset, I first made it so that it fit nicely like a pair of high-waisted pants. Then I thought to myself that if if fits like this, it will actually add bulk underneath my dresses and this simply will not do! So I redid a few seams and pulled everything in about an inch. Ooh wee! (This is my favorite expression instead of four letter words). I know I just told you that I am shaped more like a stack of thin mints than an hour glass, but with this corset on - no one knows the better. It just pulled my waist right in, and there is no way this thing will be sliding down - meaning my stockings will be staying up all day (not like my earlier experience).
Maybe some of you are wondering about the title of this post? Well, yes, I am a Sunday School teacher (in my free time) and was originally planning for the first outing of this corset to be at Sunday School - with plenty of other clothing on as well. Unfortunately lesson planning got in the way of sewing, so I've taken some pictures today for my post, but will surely be wearing this next Sunday.
This was such a fun project to work on. Do you ever have any projects where with each step you get more and more excited to see the final product? This was really one of those projects for me. I had no idea that it would all come together an make me sew excited to sew another. (I think I need one for every outfit I own).
If you haven't had enough, there are a few more photos on my flicker.
Live in this moment and love life ;)
P.S. I leave you with a terribly scandalous photo: