This was actually my first attempt at a full on boned corset. It was a great experience, and gave me confidence that I could maybe make one for myself one day. I looked for a corset with a shape as close to the movie version as possible, and ended up deciding on Butterick 4254, a now out of print pattern that I totally lucked out on and got for free! The last pattern at the store happened to be the size I needed, and it was basically no longer in their system so they just threw it in my bag. Score! :-)
Making the corset was not that difficult, it was just tedious sewing all those boning channels! I did a lot of research and ended up getting cable ties at Home Depot to use for the boning. I numbered them as I went. It worked well, but boy were they hard to cut, especially the little pieces.
This was also my first time installing eyelets (or grommets), and once I figured it out (it took longer than it should have, lol) it went quickly.
And yes, I got to hand sew all that binding on...some of those tabs at the bottom were a challenge!
For the skirt, I just kind of made it up as I went along. It had a lining, and then gold lamé with a pick up for the skirt, and then a separate overskirt made of organza, with a bustle and train. (It was hard getting pics of these as it was too small to fit on any of my dress forms! So I did the best I could and improvised with a small pillow, lol.)
Finally, I trimmed the corset with some greenish tulle and gold netting around the neckline and shoulders.
I love making things for photographers, because I know I'm going to get to see amazing photos of whatever I've made!! This was certainly no exception, here is Sally's lovely daughter as Cinderella. :-)
|"Do you know what you wish? Are you certain what you wish is what you want?"|
And a taste of some of the other amazing characters!
Isn't it just magical?? The shoot was a workshop where other photographers could come and shoot, so I got to see a few other photographer's work as well, which was so cool! I was really impressed by this one from Nicole Martin Photography, I love the profile with the bustle!
|Come, little birds, Down from the eaves, And the leaves, Over fields, Out of castles and ponds.. - Into The Woods|
I already have several more dresses for SallyKate Photography in the works, I know her photos are going to be amazing, can't wait!!