Okay, so it’s not really a corset – it’s an Alabama Chanin Corset Top.
It does have some lovely princess seams that mimic a corset and give some nice shaping to a garment that wears like a t-shirt. And that is a pretty cool trick!
I had the idea of making a second top to wear with my Alabama Chanin skirt before I started dying cotton jersey. I was generous with my yardage cuts before I threw the white cotton into the dye bath, and thankfully, there was enough to cut out a corset top from the Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns book along with my Shawl Collar Coat.
All this hand stitching is definitely addictive! I just can’t seem to stop myself!!
And now I have my own hand stitched mini wardrobe.
Although I have to admit that after finishing the top, I had a moment where I thought I had made a huge mistake layering the green over the blue.
I made a swatch and liked it paired back with the skirt when it was tacked to my dressform. But it can be difficult to envision what the finished garment will actually look like from a small swatch.
Now that I have worn the top and skirt together, I really love the color reversal. And I will admit that I have already started another hand appliquéd piece!
Top: Made by me, Alabama Chanin Corset Top
Skirt: Made by me, Alabama Chanin Mid Length Skirt
Necklace: Made by me
Shoes: Jennifer Moore