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

by | Oct 4, 2015 | Bra Makes | 18 comments

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!


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 🙂

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!

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!

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!


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 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


  1. Ilna

    Erin, this is a beautiful corset! Wish I had the body for one and place to wear it to. All the other entries are also beautiful. I love the blue corset and Maddy's lace set. Imagine making your own lace… I always wanted to learn how to do that. I have to make myself some lingerie soon.

    • Elsewear Designs

      Everyone has a body for corsets- you just need to find the perfect shape for you 🙂 the research and development process of a bespoke corset are part of the fun. You can do it!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Ilna! And I totally agree corsets are for everyone!! 🙂

  2. eforshopping

    What a great post, Erin! The corsets everyone made are amazing. The story behind Karin's is very touching – what a great way to treasure something passed down to you. Tracy made her own lace?!! Oh my goodness! I can't even imagine the work involved in that. Way to know it out of the ball park, Tracy! Gorgeous set, Maddy. You're lingerie drawers must be as full as mine by now. Lauriana, what a stunningly beautiful corset. Lovely, lovely submissions ladies, all of you.

    • missmaddysews

      Thanks Michelle! They're definitely getting there haha, I think I'll have to do a reshuffle soon to make more room!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Michelle! I'm absolutely loving this month! so cool! and everyone is making such amazing things!!

  3. missmaddysews

    I'm so in love with that corset!! The colour is so so pretty 🙂 I can't stop thinking how amazing it would look with my pink petticoat…hmm, I think I need a pink corset now – talk about lingerie envy! All the submissions this week were so fantastic; this is going to be a great month! 😀

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Maddy! I knew the second I saw that fabric in my stash that it was meant to be a corset! It would be such a good match to your pink petticoat! You must make one for yourself! and I need to make the petticoat! 🙂

  4. Sofía

    Beautiful corset, Erin!! The fabric is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the make-up too! I'm completely unable to line my eyes properly with eyeliner, that's why I've settled for the "smooky eyes effect"! lol
    The submissions this week are wonderful too. The story about Karin's corset is so moving! And Tracy's lace is stunning! The deep blue of Lauriana's corset is such a beautiful colour, and Maddy makes wonders as always 🙂
    Corset October couldn't have had a better start!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Sofia! I'm usually pretty useless with eyeliner- and with my eye-shape it can be difficult but I guess I pulled it off! I'm so happy with this corset and everyone made such beautiful things! best start to the month! 🙂

  5. allie J.

    Oh my god, I absolutely LOVE that corset. Beautiful fabric choices and what a gorgeous shape!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Allie! It is quite shaping! I love the shape so much I'll really have to get used to feeling of being corseted!

  6. sheabella

    Just WOW!! For all the corsets. Gorgeous!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks! 🙂 🙂 Everyone really out-did themselves this week! 🙂

  7. Cvetak Zanovetak

    Erin, corset is very nice, perfectly sewn, it suit you, the puppy is the best!

    • EmeraldErin

      Thanks Cvetak!! The puppy is always the best! 🙂


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