... as I am working on our oldest Dear Daughter's wedding outfit. The happy date is Sept 10th .. so I have some serious garment sewing to do. That, of course, is taking precedence over any quilting projects!
Her outfit consists of a corset top over a separate A-line, full-length skirt. I have experience in making corsets, as another Dear Daughter has been heavily involved in Victorian re-enactments and I have made her the Victorian outfits she's needed .. which included proper Victorian corsets!
Here's a Victorian corset and a second Victorian corset. Another Dear Daughter got a fancy corset as the top of her senior prom outfit. So, when I say that I can make a corset .. I can. :-)
However, oldest Dear Daughter wants shoulder straps for this corset (that don't look as though they are an add-on element) and that is a new wrinkle for me. Since it has been about *four* years since I made the last corset, my skills aren't finely honed. Thankfully, my corset instructor is available for consultation and hand-holding! With her expert skills and instruction, I have successfully made a workable mock-up.
It's time to take a deep breath and cut into the Real Fabric. :-) With any luck, I can have the base fabric cut and sewn by this weekend. At that point, push will have come to shove and Dear Daughter simply *must* make a decision as to exactly which fabrics she wants as the outer fabric!
With more luck, I might even be able to get the corset *finished* by the first weekend in August.
It goes without saying that there won't be any "progress" pictures! No sneak peaks, no teasers. Pictures will need to wait until after the wedding. :-) I'm sure y'all understand. :-)