December 23, 2009

ribbon corset done

It's finished!

I was having problems with the light so the above image is soft. Here's one with a bit more detail.

And here is a close up of the flossing. The top row is the interior of the corset, the bottom the exterior.

I have gold ribbon for the lacing and will snap a picture of it on as soon as possible. Until then, the statistics.

7 yards - rayon 1 1/2 inch wide petersham ribbon
5 yards - 1/4 inch wide double face satin ribbon
1/4 yard - cotton batiste (fusible)
1 spool - cotton thread
1 spool - silk thread
20 - double zero brass grommets
1 - 11 inch gold busk (trimmed to 7 3/4 inches)
84 inches - steel boning

number of seams picked out - zero     That's right, zero!


  1. Wow! It is beautiful! And the gold flossing was a really good choice!

  2. It looks great. Very neat and professional =) Merry christmas!

  3. Thank you Welmoed and Malin! Neat and professional is the highest compliment. Thank you so much. And Happy Holidays!

  4. Zero, really?! Bravo! It looks incredible :)

  5. Yes! It really was zero. I can't believe it myself. And thank you Cisa!

  6. I really like this corset you have done an amazing job here

  7. Wow! This is so beautiful, the gold looks incredible against the pink! Sheer perfection, and a pleasure to look at!