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Sunday, December 08, 2013
Kilt to Corset
This is a refashion I did earlier this year but as it's the festive season it will be worn again so thought I'd post it here.
I use old kilts that are ripped or have holes in them. In other words unwearable as kilts. I take them to bits and boil wash them until I have some lovely felted wool fabric. More details on how to felt a kilt here and see how much fabric is in a kilt!!
I use the fabric to make cushions etc but this kilt produced a lovely fabric and I wanted to make something special with it. Interestingly the grey colour was actually green before felting! More details here
It is a fully lined Victorian traditional corset. It took 20 hours to complete (with guidance from the tutor) I have 2 more cut out and ready to stitch. One of them is refashioned from my wedding dress. I've just returned to teaching full time so refashioning has taken a bit of a back seat atm so can only manage wee projects