Thursday, January 17, 2008

A New Design: Corset Waist Pants

Since my neck has been giving me so much trouble, I've had a bit of extra time to think about fun new designs I might like to try. I'm still behind in my orders, trying in particular to get one of these tuxedo dresses completed:



and the back view:



The bodice is all hand sewn, with French seams and tiny 1mm long stitches and since it's white on white, I get snow-blinded if I work on it for more than 10 minutes at a time! Actually it's been near impossible to get anything sewing-related done at all these last 6 weeks, seeing as both off-spring and SO are home distracting me and driving me crazy (and yes, I complain now, but as soon as they go back to school/work respectively, I'll be crying about how I miss them!). Even so, I took a bit of time to make up these high-waist pants, the design for which I'd been mentally tossing around for a bit. They're meant to echo the design of vintage girdles, with all the heavy-duty metal hooks and eyes up the front, and the way they hug the torso. They feel really sexy on, although they're a bit large on me (I'm still fine-tuning cut and construction)!





I'll most likely end up narrowing the leg some more, then I'll make them up in XS, S, M and L.
I've bought a whole bunch of corset tape, hook n eye tape and super wide elastic that I'll be playing around with, exploring the girdle and corset theme. But I imagine nothing will really get off the ground until the school holidays are over!

15 comments:

Sixsisters said...

Your work is amazing ! This is just the style I like. IF only I still could wear it . Miss seeing you in the thread. Yes, Chauncey is a peach. Love Joan :)

Maisy Brown said...

Thanks, Joan!!

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I absolutely adore Dior's new look. I often think that era was the most flattering for women.
I love the red dress with the rose detail at the neckline and also your tuxedo dress. Just gorgeous. Can't wait to check out your shop!

Andrea Q said...

Fabulous pants! I would totally wear them if I had the figure. Love the dress with the red flower heart, too.

Andrea Q said...

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Michele said...

Hi Maisy! I think I'm in LOVE. Your work is beautiful and elegent. I absolutely adore the heart dress, it makes my heart beat harder! See you in the thread and thank you for your kind and encouraging words! Michele!

pouch said...

I absolutely love this outfit!
what a fab figure you have too :)

moh said...

I'm going to get one of your tuxedo dresses soon Maisy! Guess I'll have to get into shape 1st, right? :(

Maisy Brown said...

Thank you, Moh - so nice to see you! I'll drop into the thread soon, but I'm always out of synch with everyone else, due to time zone differences it seems :(.
Thank you, pouch!

HelloDarling said...

I love the 1st picture! Its similar to stuff you see in stores, only much more unique! Is it a dress? It is seriously stunning!

Ashlee
findingmyhappyweight.blogspot.com

Maisy Brown said...

Yes, it's a 1950s style dress! I'll add another pic so you can see.
Thanks so much for leaving a comment!

HelloDarling said...

Your welcome! It truly is gorgeous! I can barely sew, so making its out of the question! lol But it does give me jewelry ideas! Your work really is fantastic! ~Ashlee

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Maria said...

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Maria said...

Nice dress I like color black also big suits for my husband.