TnT (Trapped In Time) Tuesday! Featuring recent additions to my etsy shop, and a bit of info on the items. Thought I’d try something new.
This is a beautiful red silk-blend floral brocade bustier that is a relatively recent addition to the shop (I’m still swamped with custom orders right now, so new items are on the back burner right now). It’s really quite beautiful in person. I do have a bit of a weakness for brocades, especially when it’s an Asian print.
Modeled by the gorgeous Nancyjane (http://www.modelmayhem.com/2403245) and photographed by yours truly.
I have two of these currently in the shop. One with a bust of 30-33 inches and a waist of 26-29 inches. The other with a bust of 36-39 inches and a waist of 32-35 inches. (you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/150539161/bustier-corset-red-bustier-brocade?ref=v1_other_2 and here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/150539349/bustier-corset-red-bustier-brocade?ref=v1_other_1)
Fully lined in black cotton twill for durability. I sew flexible boning into the lining of all my bustiers. These are much more comfortable to wear than, say, a metal boned corset. You can wear one of these lovelies all day and not feel like you’re going to cough up your spleen.
They’re made to be worn as a shirt. The look equally lovely alone or over a coordinating tank top (my favorite way to wear them).
Bustiers were the first items I began sewing when I decided to open up an etsy shop. There’s just something about them that I love. They’re both vintage and modern, and can be made from just about anything. (I love making these out of vintage band t-shirts, and one of my favorites that I EVER made was from my own vintage MAD magazine tshirt. It was SO, SO cool)