Monday, July 30, 2012

Swing Hook Corset #2 Vintage Map

And here are a few quick pics from the swing hook corset #2 :-

Really love this map fabric!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Swing Hook Corset #1 Vintage Montage

I finished one of the swing hook corset set...... here's some quick pics:-

Alright onto the next....

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Photo Prep...

This week hasn't quiet gone according to plan (that seems to be the new norm, lol).......we managed to have some tummy bugs run a muck in the family, so not quiet where I wanted to be at this time this week! Oh well I did manage to make a start on a few accessories in preparation for my next shoot:-

Hopefully over the next few days I can finish up the swinghook corsets as intended, then I should be able to organise a catch up with my model and from there make more plans :)

Cutomer interlude...

I recently spotted this on Facebook and thought I'd share this fantastic image of Ruby Ruin wearing her circus themed corset by Forge Fashion.

Photo by MO LO
Hair by Style Mystic Ania 4 Hair
Makeup by Adele Haumu
Outfit by Ruination and Forge Fashion

I don't think this corset was posted to this blog (previous to starting here all entries are over at Livejournal) so here's a look at the corset:-

Nice pattern matching if I do say so myself ;)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Joy of Swing Hooks.....

I started a couple of steamy themed underbust corsets with the intent of trying my swing hook closures.....and so far it's going super well. Boy do I love swing hooks, they're so much more fun to put in then normal busks!
Isn't the map fabric lovely? I just couldn't resist it! Since I have a lovely stash of fabrics I need to be using more of,  I decided to match it with white pvc instead of  leather - which would normally be my natural selection (I will be mixing this fabric with leather for another project so I think it's a good deviation).

The other one has a lovely montage newprint look which I thought I might as well do with black vinyl , keeping with the theme. I'm also doing single layer coutil corsets, which means I'll be relying on internal and external bone channels to achieve the effect so I want something with contrast anyway.
And here's a couple showing the swing hooks just as they went in.....

FUTURE BLOG POSTS.......more plans of corset making and corsets to come!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The bride came marching in....

A very lovely customer of mine recently got married and wore a custom made Forge outfit for her special day, here are few pics!

Niki with her father

Niki and the happy groom

A back shot

Definitely not your average wedding meringue that's for sure - love the docs!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red Garter Corset

Here is some finished shots of the red garter corset I have been working on:-

Yes I can't help but pixlromatic everything at the moment ;)

*Ok next things next......this is of prime importance:-
'pull it together winter brain, get on the productivity train and get on top of  your finances - NOW thank you!!!'

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday fun.....

The internet is full of little time wasters.......and occassionally it's quiet satisfying trying out some of these offerings. Facebook of course is the worst for linking off to obscure sites for random's one such, pretty fun and a suitable time waster for a Sunday afternoon.

Full of online doll making games with some extremely lovely costuming you can really have hours of amusement making yourself and friends dolly avatars.  
Some of my favs include 'Game of Thrones' (omg such awesome detail), 'Tudors' & the fabulous 'Pin Up Maker' ........

 My friend/model Rachel as a cartoon doll - awwww so cute!

*Must go take some photos of the finished Red Garter Corset........