It was perfect! I had been toying with the idea of making a patchwork corset, and this design eliminated the need for all that quilting. Plus it’s got just the right amount of shiny. ~ I know you don’t know me very well, but I avoid shiny fabrics at all costs. They show every wrinkle and are so rarely flattering… I just prefer matte. ~
To top it all off it was on clearance for $3/yd!
So after a bit of tinkering I came up with the below design. I was completely happy with it, and thought it would be perfect. Alas, it was not to be. After a few ‘covert’ discussions with my friend, she indicated that she’d much rather a wench style costume with full draped skirts than captain attire. So it was back to the drawing board.
The final costume turned out quite similar to this one, which you’ll see in the next post, and she loved it. I just think I’ll always be a bit more partial to this one myself…