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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

...and we're back to the Elizabethan Corset

I bet you thought I forgot all about this project.  You were saying to yourself "She is never going to finish that corset".  Well, I can understand that.  It's been months since I've even looked at it.  "So", you ask, "what have you been doing".  Let me tell you.

In the fall a very dear friend of mine dropped 50 lbs of apples from her old apple trees on me.  That took an eminence amount of time but I got them all canned, except for the ones I used for apple pie.  Then, of course, Christmas was coming and the frenzy of getting all of those presents finished.  "OK", you say, "but what happened to January and February?".  January was consumed with getting stock ready for my first time vending, as Fairely Well Maid, at Birka.  February came and with it the Ice Weasels event and a commission from a good friend to make her a skirt for the "Pirates' Other Salty Ball".  That was this past weekend.  I vowed to myself that I would finish the bloody thing come do or die.

Well, it's a good thing I waited.  I am now about 85 pounds lighter that I was this time last year (happy dance).  So there was some resizing to do.  I have spent today basting on those ugly fitting strips on and lacing myself into the corset, not an easy task, to get an accurate fit.  I've finally found the right placement for the grommets.  Tomorrow will be the resewing and trimming of the corset.

As you can see there is quite a bit of difference in the size (again, happy dance).

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