It has been way too long since I last sat in front of my computer and wrote a blog post for you all. I had so many topics of which to chat with you about and when I finally settled on sharing my brownie recipe with you all, it poofed out of existence. Lesson learned, never write a recipe that you have perfected on the back of a receipt, it WILL get thrown in the trash and you will have no one to blame but yourself for your lack of discipline.
But I digress, what I really wanted to write about today was fashion. As I mentioned in the previous podcast episode, (Episode 50) , ever since we attended dragon con my mind has been flying about with new garment ideas. Dragon con was a treasure trove of fashion, from coats, to wedding dresses, hats, my greedy eyes soaked up all the fashion. My favorite stall just happened to be KMK Design , their wedding dresses were dreamy and I do mean that. Unfortunately, I was so distracted by the perfection of their dresses that I completely forgot to take pictures for you….Yes, I can hear the screaming, mostly mine, ANYWAY, their dresses inspired my creative soul and got my brain back on track with what I wanted for MY wedding dress. Namely, a stunning piece of fashion that screamed me! I wanted something that embodied my love of history, crochet, and poofy skirts.
Seriously check out KMK Design, the inspiration is mind boggling.
Armed with this inspiration, I went back to the drawing board on my wedding dress and decided that YES, I can crochet the blouse of my wedding dress, and what have I decided on? A crochet corset of course! Yes you read right, a crochet corset. This beauty inspired it all!
This is Quadrille Overbust Corset by Valerie DiPietro, a paid for pattern on ravelry. As you can probably tell this pattern is not crochet, but the inspiration is there! Seriously, I am head over heels! Have any of you ever made a corset?
I shall report each step of this design process, I already have some exciting ideas, but I can’t allow myself to start, too many gifts have to be made :D. But I have begun reading some articles on corset construction, which are very helpful. I’m excited to start this new venture!
Until Next time,
PS. Don’t forget to comment if you have some advice on corsets