Okay I'm going to wear out that word long before I have finised talking about the Once Upon A Tease corsets.
We are actually finished. I have been so busy with the end of the academic year and this project for the last few weeks that I have neglected to post.
After a lot of hard work and some last minute changes to design decorations, the corsets were fnally finished and handed over for the professional shoot.
I didn't quite finish all the beading on mine and so one of the girls kindly completed it for me. It was hard to let go as I can be overly precious of my work(a perfectionist even) and so battled with my inner self by letting someone finish off my work. But this is a live project and as such there are deadlines to meet. Which means you do what you need to get done.
Overall the corsets looked really good and I'm so proud of the dedication and tenacity we showed as a group, through all the stages from the designing to the construction, budgeting, accessories and decoration and supervising of the project.
We have been accredited by the group and will recieve free tickets to the show as well as recieving copies of the professional photos for our portfolios.
I was really pleased that I was responsible for the patterns and supervising the adjustments that the girls made for them taking them through any problems. I certainly feel that I have come such a long way in this area in a year and my own challenging pattern worked very well- I have some photos of it being modelled by Melissa, who is not the intended body for the corset, but it fitted her well nonetheless.
Here are some more photos and I will post the professional shots once we recieve them.
The first few are photos from the fitting, I was not actually present, so one of the girls marked the alterations for me.
Melissa kindly modelling, it is not quite finished here, missing the back leg ruffles, gartes and additional beading, also the is some binding to finish off at he back by the laces.
As I mentioned, I handed over to Kim to complete the beading, here is a picture she took of the corset tied onto a pillow. It gives some idea of the final piece, but hopefully there will be a better portfolio shot from the professional photos.