Monday, May 24, 2010

Steph in her steampunk corset

A couple shots of my adorable girlfriend Steph wearing her overbust corset that I made. She's also wearing a beautiful owl necklace by The Spectra Nova.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two new corset variations

In the past week I've made two new custom corset variations.

The first is an underbust version of my steampunk utility corset. It has adjustable straps that cross in the back and have brass buckles in the front. I made it for The Spectra Nova, who will be wearing it to the World Steam Expo in Dearborn, Michigan. If you're there go see her amazing and beautiful steampunk jewelry!

The overbust steampunk utility corset.

The other new corset I made is my overbust pattern with imitation black leather instead of the brown faux leather and brocade. I love the way the silver busks and white lacing looks in contrast to the shiny black leather. This corset could be steampunk or even goth depending on what you wear it with.

Monday, May 10, 2010

What goes into making a corset

eph has been taking a lot of pictures of me making steampunk corsets so that she can send updates to customers. I decided to use some of them to demonstrate some of what goes into making a corset!

The first thing I do is make a custom pattern based on a customer's measurements. The pattern shown above is for an underbust corset.

After I've finished the pattern I cut the exterior fabric (hunter green brocade and imitation leather in this case) and the cotton coutil lining.
I sew the exterior fabric together forming an outer shell and then I sew the lining pieces together forming the inner shell. I then baste the two shells together at the seams and machine stitch the casings for the busk and boning.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What happens in Vegas Etsy treasury

Check out my Las Vegas Etsy Treasury, featuring artists from the new Las Vegas Etsy Team (final name pending)!