Bra-A-Week [37]: The first week of Corsets!


Hi All!!

YAY! Corset October is here! And this is my first corset of the month!

This one is made with the Freedom Corset Pattern from Pin-Up Girls, and I made it in a size D, tapering to a C at the waist. I also added 1″ of length to this pattern- because I’m so long waisted!

I love how this turned out! I used a solid colour pinky-peach for the side and back, and the same colour fabric that has a flower print texture on the front for more interest. I also used the textured fabric to bind the top and bottom. Both of these fabrics are heavy-weight drapery fabrics from Fabricland, and underneath they are lined with a heavy weight cotton corset twill.

This corset definitely has some max cinching power! Man is it tight, I don’t know that I’m used to wearing corsets enough to wear it this tight yet- but I could stand it for the pictures!

I feel like I need to find an outfit to go with this corset that is either ruffly panties, or a pouffy skirt so I don’t look so disproportioned! Although I don’t know if that is really possible in a corset.

For the back- I only had black grommets on me, and some twill tape for lacing- which worked out better than I thought! I actually really like it!

Naturally you will get the picture with Gibby- I just can’t resist that furry little face!

And he couldn’t resist my lipstick! Kisses.

I am so thrilled with how this corset turned out! I feel so pretty in it! I’ll have to get used to the feeling of being corseted, and I’ll definitely have to make an outfit to go with this!

Yay for corsets!

And now on to all of your lovely submissions!

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First we have this absolutely stunning Corset from Karin of Mrs.Weaver’s Finest!

This is a corset with a beautiful heritage behind it. Karin made this using the cotton bed sheets that were gifted from her great-grandmother to her parents on their wedding day. How gorgeous! And there is a really touching story that goes along with it over on her post 🙂

Karin made this for an amazing photo shoot that she organized at her Mrs.Weaver’s Finest Parlour, involving some amazing ladies and their undergarments! It sounds like a truly magical day! Don’t forget to check out Karin’s post to read all about it 🙂

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Next we have a very pretty corset from Tracy!

Tracy made this beautiful victorian corset using pink damask, satin binding and her own handmade bobbin lace- isn’t that incredible!

Absolutely stunning! And I’m really loving the shape of this corset- it makes me want a more historical corset! I don’t know if I’ll ever possess enough patience to make my own lace- but wow it’s impressive!
Lovely!

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Next we have an adorable-as-always bra and panty set from Maddy of Miss Maddy Sews!

Maddy made this bra using the AFI Maya bra pattern- she got to be a tester! And she did a gorgeous job making it up with stretch lace and cut & sew foam!

As per the Maddy tradition, she didn’t just stop at the bra! She made cute panties to go with from the MIX30 pattern. Getting some serious lingerie set envy over here!

Make sure that you head over and check out Maddy’s post about her beautiful set!

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Last but not least we have this beautiful lingerie corset from Lauriana of Petit Main Sauvage!

Lauriana made this beautiful lingerie corset using non stretch lace over net for the centre panels, a strong woven fabric on the sides, powernet for the back, and cut&sew foam covered in lace for the cups. It has both boning and underwires! Wow!

And what a lovely fit too! Absolutely gorgeous! I might have to make one of these in the future- I love it!!

Make sure you head over to Lauriana’s blog to see her post all about it!

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Wow!! again, you all impress me so much with your gorgeous works of art! And I’m so happy with how Corset Month has started and all the beautiful submissions and plans for corsets! I’m so happy 🙂

Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest board and if you’re on Instagram and posting your lovely makes- don’t forget to add in #braaweek or #corsetoctober  !!

You can go here to grab a challenge button and don’t forget to send your bra for next week to bra.a.week@gmail.com by Friday for the next Sunday post!!

Again I cannot wait to see what the rest of Corset Month brings- but if this week is any indication- it’s going to be the most amazing month!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

xo erin

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