hand stitching around the busk
Posted by the scullery maid in Sewing Tags: corset, corsetry, hand sewing, hand stitching, hstorical reenactment, living history, sewing
2013/01/31 at 6:06 pm
I’m envious of how tiny your stitches are – I can never find half the patience for that sort of neatness.
2013/01/31 at 8:35 pm
I so concur. How do you do it? My stiches are never as good as yours! They are crazy neat!
the scullery maid
2013/02/01 at 12:53 am
The fabric I’m using it pretty grid-like; otherwise my stitches wouldn’t be nearly that neat, trust me. I have yet to master completely uniform stitches; I’ve only mastered the artful skill of cropping photos to hide the mistakes. 😉
2013/02/01 at 12:50 am
Thanks! It took me a whole day just to complete two rows so I’m definitely contemplating making them at least a little larger. I’m not sure I have the patience, either, to finish the whole corset this way. 🙂
2013/02/01 at 3:38 am
Nice work! I’ve got a half finished corset to get back to, the stitching in of the bone cases are taking forver as it’s silk and shows every little stitch. Yours is looking great!
2013/02/01 at 4:22 am
Thanks so much! It really is a long process, isn’t it? I can’t imagine how tedious it would be if the stitches were very visible, as you mentioned. After this one, I plan on doing a pair of corded stays entirely by hand and part of me is really not looking forward to it. My fingers will be bloody by the end of it, I’m sure.
2013/02/04 at 3:42 pm
Are you using a pattern and if so which one?
2013/02/04 at 8:28 pm
I drafted the pattern based on one from Fashions of the Gilded Age by Frances Grimble. It was a bit of a bitch but I haven’t had to adjust the shape that much, which is nice.
2013/11/26 at 4:56 pm
I’m sewing a corset by hand. What stitch are you using for the channels?
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