December 24, 2010

frustration in corsetland

Sometimes, even when double checking everything, mistakes are made.

Ugh. This is not the 1844 corset, which I should have been working on, but another one instead. I marked the waist line and carefully lined the waist tape against it then anchored it place when I sewed the bone casings on. But look, one side I lined the top of the tape to the mark, the other I lined the bottom to the mark. I didn't catch this until it was time to insert the busk. Dang it. I am going to do my best to rise above this aggravation and forget about sewing for a few days.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!


  1. Oh no! Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

  2. Ugh. How very vexing! I hope your sewing holiday helps you to come back refreshed!

  3. Don't panic!
    (Small) mistakes are the easiest and fastest way to LEARN.
    I believe, that you'll never make this mistake again! :)
    Happy Holidays!

  4. Oh no! I just few weeks back made the same mistake. It was frustrating, but I learned my lesson.
    I´m a follower now.
    Thanks for writing such an interesting blog.

  5. Your loss -our luck! Now we got to see the material you use for the waistband. But short of undoing all the seams, how are you going to solve this problem?

  6. Mette, I'm going to just live with it. The thought of undoing all the casings is too much. This will now be an experiment in does it matter whether the waist stay is directly above or below the waistline.

    Laura, thanks for following! Did you decide to live with your wonky waist tape too?

    Maelis, you're right. I will never make this mistake again. Brother.

  7. Highly understandable, and a good experiment. It really is wonderfull to read this blog and learn from someone so much more experienced. -And to see that even the best makes mistakes from time to time :)

  8. Awesome blog! Looking forward to seeing the results of your goal. Have a fabulous, amazing New Year!
    Take Care,