Saturday, 7 January 2012

not so Utility corset

I'm sewing along with the 1911 corset sew along as it's possibly the only titanic related event I'll get to this year ... however tenuously linked.  There's an 10 course dinner in the Blue Mountains, however it's the same weekend as JAFA so I'll be in Canberra. I'd love to do both but without teleportation it can't happen.

I'm going to be a little non-conformist and sew the 1918 Utility 1917 Austerity corset from Jill Salen's Corsets.  I've long wanted to sew my way through all the pretties and the less pretty, so I'm seizing the opportunity.

I'll not need to use hessian like textile, phew I can afford better than that. I'll do the patterning next week as my local library has printer issues since xmas. :(

I'm cutting out  the 1790 Jumps tomorrow :D   I'm using a single layer coutil with steel bones and metal eyelets.  mwa ha ha ha.  I'm such a lazy re-enactor.   My group's costume authority will allow it cos it's internal and not external clothing.


  1. Copy Cat! That's the same one that I have marked to make up for the Titanic events I am attending. I like it, because of the bust support. The underbust ones are fine for those of a smaller size, but I don't really want eveything loose and out for show over the top of my corset. :P

  2. mwahahahaha

    Months ago I scaled up & altered the denim one earlier in the book, though it's not quite so teens specific so I'm going to do that later in the year. I should have looked for aida cloth in the Fabric Cave, they had stuff like it, but at the time I wasn't thinking about doing a repro of this with it.

  3. Yeah, I did consider using aida to make it up as well, but I ended up just buying some pretty white cotton instead.

  4. Plain white or a woven pattern??