The godets were optional, but I can't resist adding extra twirl to a skirt. I didn't have enough pink to make the dress solid, so I went with a contrasting color. Added a black band around the top, a black contrasting zipper, cut off the original sleeves, cuz I hated them, and went with a ribbon halter around the neck. It's shiny and twirly and fun. I'm pleased with it. Before I decided to cut the sleeves off I was really worried it was gonna be a failure. I REALLY hated the sleeves. Well, more like straps, it was a sleeveless pattern. But for some reason the straps made it all wrong. So I cut the bitches off. All better!
I also came across a tutorial that I just had to try: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/dramatic-blouse
It was an easy, not too costumy peasant blouse! I love the look of it, especially with a corset, and I am always on the lookout for more options to wear my corsets in my every day wardrobe. So I hit Goodwill.
And of course I can't stop at just one. They work by themselves, with a corset, a corset belt, or even one of my normal wide belts. I wish I had some before pics. They were all XL mens button ups. I may do one more just so I can have a before shot. I can't wait for weather to be warm enough to wear them!
And, if you're paying attention, you'll notice that I'm wearing a new corset over the white one.
Just a plain black one. I had thought to embellish it with some rivets, but I'm so afraid to! I can make anything simple and basic, but decorating just scares the hell out of me.
As for next projects, I have one busk left, I think I want to make a mesh corset, one specifically meant to go under clothing but will be cooler than a normal one because of the mesh. Good for summertime. And I STILL need to narrow the hips on my corset pattern. I don't understand, the single layer one was perfect, and this one's a bit loose in the hips again. Sigh.
Also, this is my next big project:
I'm so in love with that I don't even have the words to explain. And since it's got a flat front, I don't need another busk, just boning and grommets, which I have plenty of. I can't wait for this one.