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Corset Project and Eyelets

This weekend I finished making a corset that I started a week or so ago. Okay, two weeks. It’s not a difficult project it’s just that other things got in the way. I used a Simplicity Halloween costume pattern for this corset which also came with a tutu pattern, but I haven’t made the tutu as of yet.  I could have draped the design using  my form and muslin, then made the paper pattern, but I figured why reinvent the wheel. There are about six pieces to the pattern, and they are relatively small which make it easy to cut out on a medium sized ironing board or counter top. This was an easy project for the most part, but the challenge came when it’s was time to do some of the finishing work mainly the eyelets. The pictures are of my first attempt at this design. The second attempt turned out the same except that I used a better eyelet tool instead of the cheap Dritz eyelet tool I had on-hand when I made the first version. Eventually I ended up with a big hole in the last eyelet I appl

Women’s Blazer

Here’s a pic of a woman’s blazer a made a few months back and sold on line. The fabric was very shiny, and hard to sew, but it was a lot of fun. The button on the front was that of the sun and matched the fabric on the back.