Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Silk & lace corset set - Pumpkin, violet and black

This corset set is one of two I made for a Fashion Week event this year.
There's just over 100 hours worth of work in them, after embellishing the outfits with hundreds of hand-stitched Swarovski beads and hot-fix crystals.
Photos don't pick up the sparkle effect very well, so here's a quick video of the pieces laid out before the show:

This corset is a 23" underbust style (pattern drafted by me) with four suspenders.  The base is English coutil with silk dupion (pumpkin/gold shot) outer fabric and fuschia silk satin lining (fused and backed with drill).  The bindings are hand-stitched silk dupion.
The corset features external bone casings (coutil covered with silk) and has a combination of flat and spiral steel bones.
The entire set is embellished with Swarovski beads (Jet, purple velvet), flat back hot-fix rhinestones (Hyacinth, volcano, jet) and black bugle beads tracing the lines of the lace.

The Bra is 10D and features a velvet bow in the center front, and the panties are black french lace with jet Swarovski detail.  (Please excuse the poor quality, this photo was taken on a phone)

 There is also a matching fascinator, made by Blackwidow Designs.  It is covered in silk with lace trim, with feathers and a velvet bow and is embellished in the same way as the corset.

This set was recently worn by burlesque producer extraordinaire Jac Bowie for the recent (and final) tour of the Australian Burlesque Ball.
I'll post photos of the second corset shortly!
Photographer - Alessandro Saponi
Makeup artist - Olivia Wild
Hair stylist - Bex @ Willis York


  1. The sparkles are stunning, and I like the purple lining too. Gorgeous!

  2. Thanks Jo!
    I love using a contrasting or interesting lining, it's fun to have a flash of colour when the corset is removed :D