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Corset October

by | Sep 30, 2015 | BRA MAKES, STUDIO LIFE | 9 comments

Hi All!

Wow October is such an exciting time! I just love the start of fall when everything starts getting a little more crisp outside, and your hot coffee in the morning is absolutely divine and your dreaming up your costume for Halloween! 🙂

And what could be a better addition to the wonderful month of October? Corsets of course!!

Which is why I’ve made October Corset Month for the Bra-A-Week Challenge!

That means that I’ll be making 4 corsets this month!! YAY Corset goodness!!

What this means for the Bra-A-Week Challenge- is that you will see lot of corsets from me, and corset talk! And I would absolutely love it if you’d like to join in and make a corset or two (or four)!! But it does not mean that you need to make a corset- you can continue to submit all your bra, bralette and swimwear lovelies!

If you are new to the challenge: All you have to do to get involved is send 2 photos of your beautiful creation, a short description, and any links to your site/blog/facebookpage to:

All submissions received before midnight on Friday will be included in that Sunday’s post- if you send it later- it will be held until the next Sunday!


So with those details out of the way, I thought I’d share with you al little preview of my corsets that I’ve planned for the month! And give you a little of my inspiration 🙂

I’m going to be using two gorgeous patterns from the lovely Scarlett!

This Angel Underbust corset!


And my inspiration for this corset- since it’s underbust in the front, but fairly high in the back- was to be a very wearable corset, in a nice fall fabric- that will go well with skirts and blouses.

..and that is where the lovely fine herringbone comes in
..there might even be a bit of velvet trimmings if I’m feeling extra luxurious!

My next pattern from Scarlett will be her Harlot Suspender corset – I hope I pull this off as well as she does!


This is where I want to look fancy! You know if I’m going to be doing the suspender clips and all anyways!

..and that is where this gorgeous satin-y print comes in!
isn’t it beautiful- so worthy of this project!

And that other two corsets I’m making will be using the Freedom Corset Pattern from Pin-Up Girls

This is a pattern that I have made once before– and I feel confident that I can whip them out a little quicker!


So firstly I’ll be making the overbust view in this lovely fabric:


I do have a matching fabric that has a floral texture to it too- which might  make it in there!


And I wanted to go outside the box for the next one- the underbust and make it out of this bright floral rayon, that I’ll be interfacing!

So those are my fabrics and my plans. I’ve also been having a bit of a pinning spree for corsets over on my Welcome to Burlesque board on Pinterest!

Do you have any ideas or inspirations for Corsets? Are you making one this October or have you already started?

Let me know in the comments!

xo erin


  1. missmaddysews

    I LOVE all of those fabrics!! I cannot wait to see them all made up 🙂 I'm using Scarlett's patterns too – one I'm almost done (which will be up next week I hope), and I'm starting work on my second tonight – my goal is to have two finished by the end of October. The first one was more of a trial run in some ways, so I'm really looking forward to getting started on the new one, which will (hopefully) be something pretty cool!

    • EmeraldErin

      Hey Maddy!! YAY I'm so excited to see your corsets!! Which pattern did you use? I love them all so much it was really fighting to pick which one (although I totally chickened out on the Heart Corset- I'll re-attempt after a little more experience!). This is such a fun month!

    • missmaddysews

      Well the first one was actually for my sister for a costume – one of the historic ones! The second one for me is the first one, the Corset Training Plunge. I'm starting on it tonight, I'm so keen! 😀

  2. Sofía

    Yay, Corset October!! I absolutely love your fabric choices, and the patterns too! The Angel underbust is in my sewing list too, and the Harlot suspender corset is sooooo pretty!! I've got the feeling that once I start sewing corsets, I won't stop at just one! 😉 I hope to have the first one finished by the weekend!
    And now… I'm going to get lost on your gorgeous pinterest board for another hour or two! 😛

    • EmeraldErin

      YAY! Thanks Sofia! I can't wait to see your corset! I know it will be so gorgeous! I'm really finding corsets addictive- I don't know if it's the satisfaction of getting to sew a long straight seam after so many bras- but wow I'm really loving it! And I'll probably be off after answering comments to be sucked back into the vortex of pinterest too!

  3. eforshopping

    Erin, what an exciting month you have planned! I'm looking forward to seeing all your makes, and your fabric is lovely.


    • EmeraldErin

      If you think this is the exciting part you'll have to see the post I just put up! Two weeks in Calgary with Mrs.Weaver! It's going to be bliss! I can't wait to see your next make! 🙂

  4. Draped in Cloudlets

    I never made a corset before but just bought the Angel Underbust pattern because of your post and I am looking forward to seeing you version 🙂 The pattern looks so pretty!

    • EmeraldErin

      YAY! I can't wait to see what you make with the Angel Underbust pattern! I'm so excited for mine! such a gorgeous pattern!


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