IMG_7063corset 4a

It’s nice to see a project like this finished and someone very happy with their custom garment. I’m quite pleased with the way it turned out. It is pretty, while being very sturdy. She’ll be able to get wear out of it for some time. We sized it so that it will still be wearable after some weight reduction.

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Dress pics after the jump.The back of the dress (totally reinvented by a friend of mine) in all its 1880s bustled glory – and I mean a real bustle is under there, not to mention that the dress started life with a cathedral length train and it’s all bustled up – nothing was cut off). It turned out to be the perfect dress for C, with its ruched front, bustled up back and matching trim.

bustle 4

The back modesty panel on the dress is the same fabric as the corset. The reverse of that same fabric is not only the trim on the corset, but also on the dress and the dress’ tie in the back. It was all very planned out and exactly what C wanted.

back lacing and key - no bustle2

With the addition of a couple of accessories – say an appropriate hat and a cute little bolero jacket or shrug – she’ll be able to wear her dress again for a costumed event. That’s probably not something most women consider when dreaming about their wedding dress, but it’s kinda cool to be able to wear it again.

See the previous related post on the making of the corset.