corsetry / Deep Ocean blue Mid-bust
September 30, 2008
corsetry / Deep Ocean blue Mid-bust / inprogress
September 26, 2008
Bias binding pinned and ready for handsewing:
corsetry / Ocean blue Mid-bust
September 12, 2008
Here is a preview of my recent ocean blue corset and skirt I already had in a matching silk. A deeper ocean green-blue corset from the same pattern is in the works (fabric prepped...
corsetry / inprogress / Ocean blue Mid-bust
September 11, 2008
September 8, 2008
Lots of pinning! I’m tempted to change the cotton pre-made bias out for silk taffeta but that will not easily be within budget.
August 5, 2008
Every once in a while, I find I don’t have the correct costuming for an event in my mammoth closet (s) [hallways, garage, or extra racks around the house]. I had an evening where...
corsetry / Longline Mid-bust
May 10, 2008
The boning placement in the red & black is gives a more fan-shaped bust support while the blue & white gives more side bust support.
May 8, 2008
Named “Old blood” by Laura for the deep red color of this silk. It morphs from a dark brown to a brilliant red in different lighting conditions. I’m a touch small for the corset...
May 3, 2008
Here is the first test run of a late Victorian mid-bust style corset. On the left is the initial patterning from the measurements and on the right you can see the alterations I plan...
November 30, 2007
These are based on a simple Victorian chemise but done up in a green cotton velveteen & embellished with burgundy ribbons. Amy and I will be wearing these Sunday evening at Dickens Christmas Fair...
gowns / Striped Victorian
November 14, 2007
I’m posting up a view of this gown in progress for all of you asking about my rush commission. Kaitlyn comes over later this week to finish the medici belt. I adore this fabric...
This corset is really a stand-in temporary corset. It was a mock up that was finished because we haven’t found the right final fashion fabric but a corset was needed to be used for...
gowns / inprogress / Striped Victorian
November 7, 2007
Life has been busy. Another corset out the door, a chemise inprogress, & a skirt with medici belt. A ready made zouave jacket (not made by me) will be getting some upgraded trimmings and...
June 11, 2007
This piece was part of my undergarment ensemble for my role as Queen Victoria at Dickens Christmas fair (http://www.dickensfair.com). This along with the chemise, drawers, hoop and corset won me an award for Best...
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Hi, I'm Laurie Tavan. I create costuming and corsetry for fun. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes look into my workshop, photography, acting, and travel.