This spring, when cleaning out and sorting my sewing things I found a mysterious bag among my old fabrics.
And it wasn’t until I pored the content out on the table, I realized what it was.
Can you guess…A pile of some blue, white and grew stuff…Hm…
This seems to be some thread, laces, bias tape and some metal eyelets. Do you know yet?
And some plastic boning.What can it be…
And here we got something that looks remarkably like a mock-up.Come on, you can say it now.
It is the Elizabethan Dorothea bodies from “The Tudor Tailor”. Which I’ve totally forgotten I’ve been working on long ago.
It seems like I’ve scaled the pattern and altered it for my figure.
And cut and sewed bias tape to all the tabs – by hand.Ok, I guess grey may not be the best choice of color for matching with the blue.
I´ve also managed to turn the back edges over and stitched the boning channels.
The two back pieces.
A close-up of the eyelets.
It seams like I used the metal eyelets for strength and covered them with blue thread. Not a technique I would have used today.
For some reason, I also stitched the edges of the two back pieces – in red thread (!?).
It guess I’ve must have put LOTS of work into the front piece.
Stitching all the channels by hand.Carefully following the basted lines.
I mean, look at that amount of work.
I remember starting this project about 4 years ago, when I (very ambitiously) decided to make a whole 1550s dress from scratch.
And since my skill and knowledge have progressed so much since then, I’m sad to admit I will probably never finish this corset.
But I´m not ready to throw it away yet either – so guess it will just go back into the ever growing pile of Un Finished Objects.