Embellished Bustier – Color Scheme

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this dress is my inspiration for the bustier (especially the embellishments), and I used it to try and make a color scheme:

The yellow dot is supposed to represent gold. I don’t like the way the colors look in this image, but I think if I find the right jewels it’ll look right.

Here’s some more bustier/embellishment inspiration:



I’m kind of obsessed with bustiers/corsets. I think my fascination started a long time ago, and my obsession startet after I saw Mario Antoinette. There’s so many different types of bustiers I want to sew! And maybe someday I’ll try a rococo corset, even though they’re very impractical they’re so beautiful! They’re complicated to make too, so if I ever feel like I need a challenge, I know what do :)

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Embellished Bustier – Pattern


The bustier (and panties and garterbelt) pattern I ordered has arrived! I wasn’t expecting it until after I got back from Paris! This is the first real pattern I’ve bought (not counting the online burdastyle ones because those instructions are so hard to understand! And I end up changing them a lot anyway…). I now need to find fabric with 50% stretch (it’s great that the have a diagram on the envelope that says “4 inch strip of fabric must stretch to here->”, because the fabric stores in switzerland don’t write the amount of stretch on everything…).

Only problem now is that I’m kind of broke… and I just looked through my stash and I don’t have anything with a 50% stretch. Maybe I’ll go buy a really cheap 50% stretch fabric so I can sew a “muslin” to check the fit.

Still need to decide on a color scheme for the jewels on the bustier, and for the bustier itself… there might be another post today on that.

Bustiers, Bustiers…


images via: 1+2 see my tumblr, 3, 4

Ah! I’ve been starting too many projects at once! I haven’t worked on the lace bodysuit since last week… I have new ideas that need to be completed first (to complete a few summer outfits). My problem is that I don’t have that many tops, and I want a few nice ones for summer that aren’t too hot.

I’ll start with the above images: they’re in my inspiration folder for an embellished bustier. I even found a pattern on patternreview.com that looks nice:

I’m definitely going to need a pattern for this one, if I want it to fit right. It’s 10 dollars which I think is reasonable, and I’m sure if it works out alright I’ll be able to use it in the future for lots of things (bustier dress anyone?).

For the style of the embellishments I’m also going to use this as an inspiration:

I love this picture :) I found it a long long time ago, can’t remember where, and while I’m not sure I could pull off a dress like that, I want to try a bustier. I like that the embellishments are a little irregular, with clusters and stuff, and different sizes of stones. As far as color-schemes go, I was thinking I’d pick a “base color” (like white, or silver or gold), a main color, and two less prominent colors.

Then there’s a “smaller” project I’m planning (want to start today):

I want to make a bustier-style top, in a green-turquoise stretch-velvet. The fabric is pretty much the same as I used for this dress, but a little darker:

but first, I need to clean up my room :)