Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lustful Silk Corset Finally Finished!

After an unfortunate false start, here is my version of the Anne Modesitt Silk Corset:

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Back view (in which I beg the viewer to disregard the mathematical error I made on both the first, frogged go around, and the second completed version, wherein I somehow ended up with about 20 stitches less than was required after the bust decreases:
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Slightly better view of entire corset front:
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Me playing the slightly blurry model:
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Close-up of cute little flop from the top point:
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Pattern: Anne Modesitt's Silk Corset

Yarn: I used the ArtYarns Regal Silk called for in the pattern, but much less (I think it was only about 2.25 hanks of it)

Mods: I didn't change colour at the bottom of the corset as shown in the pattern.
I made it a tad small, and blocked it farther than I've blocked before. (I know silk will stretch, so making it a bit smaller was the plan anyhow).
I used some silk ribbon to tie up the front instead of buttons. All I did for that mod was make button holes on the other side of the button edge, to match the ones called for in the pattern.

ps: on the blocking - I just spray-blocked it, and I'm so glad I did. It only took about an hour to dry, even in the incredible humidity of a Southern Ontario June!

I loved making this so much, I'm making another! (you may or may not have been able to read my oh-so-subtle joy on completion of this here garment by the massive number of photos above). The yarn has already been ordered, and is waiting for me at the post office! I can't wait! (I know there are far too many exclamation marks in this paragraph, but it's just that damn exciting. I must convey it. If you've a better way, let me know. I'm always hip to the improvement of grammar and stuff).

Wish me luck :)


DropKickGrl said...

OH! So this is what you've been up to! It looks beautiful, and you match Butters. Good job!

Teresa said...

Thanks! I wish I was as cute as Butters :)

Mom IsAmagpie said...

That is beautiful. It's so flattering, I always wished I could wear yellow, it looks great on you. I'm just, wow.

Teresa said...

Thanks so much! I think I have the next round's yarn awaiting me at the post office. I've got to pick it up tonight after work. I'm almost drooling on my keyboard! I can't remember when I was so in love with a pattern, and the finished product was actually almost as good as I wished it could be.

Carol said...

Oooh! it's soooo pretty. I like the ribbon mod you did. After all, it is a corset, right? And the ribbon just makes it look coset-y. Fabulous work!

Kamika said...

This turned out gorgeous! I like the mods you made. If I make this, I might make your version. The white silk ribbon against the "canary" yellow is lovely. Great overall color choices and great job!

loveknitting said...
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I love it..great work.