Just a quick one today, Mr Posty brought goodies for the corset making stash so I thought I’d post up some pics. This lace is gorgeous, I bought up a load of black but I’m wishing I’d ordered a bit more of this pretty vintage blue colour.

Nice wide lace for overlaying on finished corset patterns

Nice wide lace for overlaying on finished corset patterns

Lace for overlaying on corset patterns in black and vintage blue

Lace for overlaying on corset patterns in black and vintage blue

I got a freebee piece of white lace, just love free stuff! I don’t tend to use white when corset making but it’s nice to have some knocking about.

Freebee lace piece with pretty floral motifs

Freebee lace piece with pretty floral motifs

I also bought some vintage kimono fabric, can you call 50s vintage for kimono fabric? Anyway this had to be snapped up, I think it’s the material they use for the belt or ‘obi’ that goes round the waist. It’s a nice thickness to make a corset out of. No stretch and quite heavy weight.

Gold kimono fabric, nice heavy weigh perfect for corset making

Gold kimono fabric, nice heavy weigh perfect for corset making

This I had to get, it’s again kimono fabric from the 60s I think and very very thin, but I need to attempt to interface it and make a corset with it as it has a dark and light part perfect for a half and half corset (see design below) and also two hand couched butterflies (see explanation and photo below).

Vintage kimono fabric light part

Vintage kimono fabric light part

Vintage kimono fabric dark part

Vintage kimono fabric dark part

Here are the butterflies.¬†Couching is characteristic of Japanese metal-thread embroidery, the metal thread is laid on top of the fabric and thin red thread is stitched over it by hand to keep it in place. Look at the tiny neat stitches they’re adora-bubble!

Vintage kimono fabric detail - hand coaching

Vintage kimono fabric detail – hand coaching

Here’s what I was thinking of doing with the fabric if I can get interfacing to stick to it nicely. A bit of light side – dark side lends itself well to such a romantic piece of material.

Corset pattern placement idea

Corset pattern placement idea

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