Blog

Frequently asked questions from customers about products and services.

Classy Birds

Posted on

0 Comments

Every so often my friend Izabela of Prior Attire comes to visit.  We enjoy sewing together as we share similar interests that are completely non-conflicting! ie: we both love corsets, but she is interested in authentic period corsetry and I am interested in very modern corsetry.  The shape unites us!  So when she comes to visit, she brings stock items to make for her shop and I take the time to experiment.  

Victoria Corset 2

The Victoria corset made from pale nude broche with black spots

With the arrival of several new fabrics in the shop I decided to formulate a new kit using my Sew Curvy Victoria pattern (#sewcurvyvictoria) and the new spot broche in nude/black which I have been lusting after for literally years!

Izabela also fell in love with said fabric, and decided to make some stock Edwardian corsets for her shop, using my new Sew Curvy Edwardian pattern - this is a pattern that I made for classes a couple of years ago, but have yet to write the instructions.  I will be doing so soon so that we can add it to our catalogue of British made corset patterns.  Here's her finished Edwardian corset.

Sew Curvy Edwardian corset

The Sew Curvy Edwardian pattern will be in the shop
just as soon as I write the instructions!


This new spot broche coutil is a lovely stiff fabric, which is also very smooth and fine.  It's  therefore perfect for sturdy single layer corsetry, not least because in addition to it being very strong, it also hides a multitude of 'sins' - if you're a beginner, or worry about the odd squint stitch - this fabric is for you!

Edwardian corset pattern prior attire VICTORIA corset

Izabela wearing the
Sew Curvy Edwardian Corset

    Izabela wearing the 
Sew Curvy Victoria Corset

These are some of the lace trims we have in stock, which go beautifully with this lovely corsetry fabric.  

nude broch with black spots and guipure trims Nude spot broche with lace trims
So elegant!  


For the new corset kit, I decided to include the 'Little Crowns' guipure trim, which I offset with black flossing along the bottom edge.  The inside is boned out with tubular boning tape (don't say I don't make things easy for you), with a grosgrain ribbon as a waist stay. 

inside of Victoria corset

The bow is a little added extra which I think finishes the corset off perfectly!

bow on a corset

For more insights on our day of corset making exploits, do pop over to the Sew Curvy Instagram account and look at the story highlight called "sewing day" - there you can see the story of our corset making day with useful hints and tips on corsetry including the best colour of thread to use for this coutil, why you need a taperd awl, which busk is Edwardian, the best use for a zip tie, how to insert a busk, and in progress shots of both corsets being made and worn!  

Go to @sewcurvysupplies on Instagram for up to them moment, as they happen, updates!

Classy bird kit

New kits coming soon - watch this space!

Add a comment:

Leave a comment:

Comments

Add a comment