Last weekend I went to the Elf Fantasy Fair, in an outfit I (almost completely) made myself!
I made everything except for the bag, pasasol and the hoopskirt (the black skirt I did make)
For the corset I used Truly Victorian pattern 110 (1880 Late Victorian Corset)
I apologise for the lack of contrast between the corset and the background
The top (chemise) and skirt I made a few years ago. I used Simplicity 9769 as a pattern for my chemise (very easy to follow instructions, and I love the end result!). For the Elf Fantasy Fair I added some lace to the sleeves.
(I find smiling in pictures difficult
The skirt is self drafted. I love the flower brooches. I am thinking of adding lace to the skirt. Oh, and making a petticoat.
Although there are a few things that I would do differently next time (like the bias binding, and I don't like the wrinkles), I am pretty proud of this corset. It is the second corset I made. I like the Truly Victorian pattern, but unfortunately the end result turned out a bit big in the hips, even though I made a mock-up
Ah well, now I know that for next time. I loved walking around in this ensemble, although I sometimes forgot that I needed more space because of the hoopskirt.
I also wanted to show you my first corset I ever made, a Laughing Moon underbust:
I would recommend the pattern, but with alterations. If I would make it again I would lengthen it so that it would fit better over my hips.
Here's a picture of my chemise, hoopskirt and skirt together with my underbust corset.