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


Andrea said...

This is cool and I give you props for making a corset! Corsets are one of those things that I think are so beautiful, but I don't own one myself...not that I'm inspired to make one (knowing that it could take upwards of 20 hours) ;) Love that you used a felted kilt; very festive and very beautifully done!

Carissa said...

This is fabulous! Like Andrea, I'm a bit intimidated by the amount of work that goes into a corset. Kudos to you for putting in the time! It was totally worth it!