Sorry I took a couple days off. I have been busy on my quest for world domination. What does this quest involve? Mostly sewing, crafting, working, planning epic parties, partying at epic parties and studying.
Yesterday I went to Lorraine Fabrics in Pawtucket, RI. It was my first time shopping at a privately owned textile shop. I walked in, my jaw hit the floor and I had to steady myself on the rack of stretch velour to avoid passing out into the bin of faux fur. This place is effing amazing. Two floors of pure creative awesomesauce. The second floor is filled with discount fabric, EVERYTHING up there is only $1.99 a yard. I am talking thousands and thousands of amazing fabrics.
Why was I in this magical land of material bliss? I am heading to Philadelphia on Friday for the best night of my life.
The ‘theme’ is sort of …. “carnivale, freak/side show, steam, misunderstood circus, and early 19th century French pauper’s ball.” Initiate: operation bustle. I was going to document the making of this garment, however I made it up as I went along and I don’t have a personal photographer. If I ever make another bustle I will be sure to share the process with you guys.
That pile of black fluff on the right side of the photo is the bustle. I suppose I am not the most organized crafter in the world. My house looks like some sort of feather and tulle filled bomb exploded all over it’s interior.
Here is the waistband. The lace trim really makes it. It also hid all of my “seamingly” perfect stitching (haha wink wink, I am so witty).
I decided that I wanted to make the front corset at my pelvis. It came out quite well. I am a bit concerned that the fabric is not strong enough to support the lacing..I am going to try and reinforce it tonight without ruining the garment.
Here it is folks! As for the corset…. I am usually insistent on personally making all of the individual items of my costumes. However, I found this handmade PVC corset on Etsy and I could not pass it up. Every once in a while it feels great to be able to support a fellow crafter. I am going to rock the shit out of this thing.
I really like the wide waist band. It is extremely flattering and looks rad with the corset. The bustle is made out of lace, tulle and feathers.
I am going to make heart shaped pasties out of that same material and a little coverup out of the lace that is sewn into the bustle. See you at Heartburn <3 <3