Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Burda 7982 and a punch needle pic

I am done with The Bald Man's denim jacket I was making... yes, I can say it because I already give it to him! I couldn't help it... 5 full days of work on that jacket and I wanted to see him in it! So he's extra happy today. I will take pics tomorrow and blog about it soon.

In the mean time I have taken a small break from Christmas sewing to make myself a bustier! I had a sewing lesson over the summer about making one and I'm just now getting around to it! Here's what I have so far:
Its Burda 7982 View C. I'm using a black eyelet fabric, lined with denim, Both fabrics have a slight stretch to them. I am going to put boning in it and a side separating zipper if I can find one in the size I need. The pattern didn't call for boning... but how can you wear one of these things without it? It won't hold anything up without it!!! I have also been reading Bridal Couture. There is a section on building one of these. I'll be adding a grosgrain ribbon around the rib cage which was recommended by the book... and by the lady I took the class from.. who's an award winning Bridal couture seamstress. I need more lessons from her! She also taught me to make an welt pocket! I embroidered 6 silver lace butterflies that will be scattered on the bustier when its done.

Here's my latest punch needle project... a black cat... just like my kitty Prada! Like all my other punch needle projects... I haven't a clue what to do with this! lol!!


Becky said...

That looks really nice! I've been wanting to try a corset-like top for awhile now, but haven't gotten around to it yet. And how did you do the butterflies? It looks like it was on a machine, but not directly on your fabric?

Julia said...

I once remade a bustier type top for my daughter who was in a wedding. It was a pain with all the boning, etc... but it turned out ok. This one looks beautiful. i love the butterflies. julia

Lory said...

I love butterflies! It's gonna look so cute. :):):) I haven't worked with boning just yet, so I don't know how hard it's to work with. But for a bustier, it will definetly help keep its structure.