Finished! 1910’s corset by Scroop Patterns.

This pattern was so easy, there’s almost nothing to report!

It’s also very cold in my apartment, I hope you don’t mind the house coat. Also, after Thanksgiving this corset is doing the Lord’s work.

This is a very comfortable corset to wear, though it is by far the hardest to lace up and tighten just right. I’m wearing my old chemise, which at this point is starting to look old and tatty. I know so much more now about sewing and especially fabric, I am anxious to make a small set of combinations in the lightest material available. The muslin I used in this chemise feels so heavy and bulky, ugh.

I want to make an outfit from anywhere between 1909 (I have plenty in my big book of patterns) and 1915. I am currently in love with the looks of that period of time. I just think they’re so elegant.

Currently, however, I am lost in the 70’s. I feel like I have to go back to the 70’s in between every other project I do. It’s like a compulsion. If everything works out, I should have a new outfit for work! I had the idea at one point to see how many of my vintage patterns could be turned into work clothes, but I inevitably change my plans an end up making something that is either impractical or doesn’t fit the dress code.

Besides the work dress, I have two other projects that are very nearly finished! My worst sewing habit has to be that I can get a project 95% done, and then run off to start a new one. Hems, buttons, facings, they are my enemies.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily Kitsch says:

    What a gorgeous corset! And the house coat and chemise, too!!

    “My worst sewing habit has to be that I can get a project 95% done, and then run off to start a new one. Hems, buttons, facings, they are my enemies.”

    I can relate to that SO much. I have a cute little mustard 1970’s jacket that has been hanging on my wall waiting to be finished for about two+ months now, but the thought of buttons and buttonholes has been giving me a bad case of the nerves, so I keep moving on to new projects instead of finishing it. I think in my case, the permanence of buttonholes is what scares me every time, knowing if I mess it up, the entire project is toast! I need to just screw up the courage to finish it, because It will be so nice to wear once the weather warms up!

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    1. Tilly Gibson says:

      Let me get this straight, you have a 1970’s mustard jacket that has yet to be finished? Are you CRAZY?! Now, I have no idea when it get’s “warm” up in Canada, but it’s gotta be sooner than later! I believe in you! I believe that you can overcome the dreaded fear of button holes! And I believe that you can take pictures of the jacket in question so that I can see it!


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