Victorian Corsetry

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As most of you know, I took a little break from blogging after the death of my beloved Grandmother. I just took a while to totally shut off from normal life and mourn for her. Although my heart is still aching, my blog is very much an important part of my life so I feel it is now the right time to get back to it and even dedicate it to her memory! 
For my come back post I wanted to show you something very special to me and that is the second item of clothing that I designed and made myself as part of my fashion course. 
( I showed you my first skirt HERE)
Just before Christmas I opted to take part in a Victorian Corsetry course with the very talented Sandra Thomson who came over from Glasgow to share her skills with us! 
From initial pattern drafting to the finished product, she taught us to make the entire corset ourselves from scratch.
I wanted to veer away from the modern day preconception of corsets – people think of sexy silks, Moulin Rouge or Burlesque, and although these are beautiful items, I wanted to create something a little  more unique that I would be likely to wear myself.  I decided on this camouflage print as I felt it could be subtle and classy with a funky edge.
In the photographs I have the corset tied comfortably so that I can breathe naturally but as it is designed like the real Victorian Corsets, when tied properly, it takes a full 3 inches off my waist! 
A tempting prospect for any women but one that is not entirely comfortable… 
In fact, when I tried it out for myself, it made me thankful that I was not born in the Victorian era in which wearing one was a must!
I hope you like my design and I would like to say a sincere thank you to everyone who supported me over the last week throughout my grief and for continuing to support my blog, even whilst I was MIA. For that I am eternally grateful!
Nicola x
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★ CORSET DESIGNED AND MADE BY ME 
★ PLEATED SKIRT FROM IDENTITY BOUTIQUE 
★ RIVER ISLAND STUDDED SANDALS 
★ LOUIS VUITTON BANGLE 
★ EARRINGS THANKS TO E-DAZZLES JEWELLERY 

30 Comments

  1. J.

    That sounds like such a fun project and such a cool thing to try! Well done! 🙂

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  2. Manpreet

    I follow you! 🙂

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  3. Paola Lauretano

    Amazing combo, perfect in every detail!!!!
    Kisses girl!!!!

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  4. Michelle Vinnetan

    I love those corset design!stunning

    theanotherpartofme.blogspot.com

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  5. Yaroslava

    I have already followed you;) and you?

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  6. Arien Ruiz

    Btw, wanna follow each other?
    xoxo

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  7. Arien Ruiz

    Hi dear
    You look amazing, like princess!
    Love the skirt
    xoxo

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  8. Kashaya

    Great outfit, love this combo.=)

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  9. Kati

    Thanks for your sweet words on my last post! I always highly appreciate it when you take time to comment!
    I adore this outfit of yours, the skirt is so, so pretty and I love how you styled a camouflage top with it! Just lovely.

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  10. StyleByDeb

    Hi gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'd love to follow each other! I just did it on Bloglovin, now is your turn 🙂 If you want to do the same on Twitter and Instagram just tell me 😉
    Kisses from Argentina

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  11. Juliet Polilova

    love your skirt! and great print of the top!
    very nice blog by the way 🙂

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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  12. Jillian Lopez

    I love your skirt 🙂 You look great!! Beautiful blog by the way!
    would you like to follow each other via google friend connect? please let me know soon so I could do the same! 🙂

    xx Jillian (http://itsjilliansday.blogspot.com)

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