After having several requests for my corset making to be blogged, here it is.
It all started about 11 years ago, when I took my love of corsets and granny boots to a whole new level. This was my first corset and it was made from bridal boning and upholstery fabric. It still looks great and has only had the bones changed out as I found a great supplier for spiral steel boning.
I love corsets so much that I would get one tattooed on myself. Seriously.
I've made several over the years and this one was for me to play the part of Jesse from Toy Story at The Pirate Ship on Memorial Day 2012.
I wore this one as I worked the ticket booth at The Georgia Renaissance Festival in 2011.
This was my first attempt at one of the ones I borrowed for the job at The Pirate Ship and was given to my wonderful friend, Noelle Pierce. If you've been paying attention, she's the one who designed this website and my business cards.
I made this one for Linda Joyce to wear to Mardi Gras this year. I was proud to have her wear it for me.
This is one of my favorites and has a leopard print on the other side. I wish I had pictures of me wearing it in a steampunk outfit from the Moonlight & Magnolia Conference in 2012. If anyone has pics, please send them to me.
I've even tried my hand at making them into pillows and my old critique group gave this one away as a monthly prize.
This was my first try at zippered ones, but I have to find a better zipper to do anymore of these beauties.
I want to get so professional at making these that I can try the following two on here.
This is a pic of me, Bryonna, and Noelle from one of our Georgia Romance Writers meetings. As you can see, I've turned this love into my very own branding. Combining this with my love for pirates and Renaissance festivals and the Wench Writer was branded as my own persona.
Corsets are my crime of passion when it comes to apparel. I'd wear them constantly, if my job allowed it. But when I can, I whip these steel boned babies out and lace them up. It's who I am.
(do you understand this phrase now?)