Canvas to Corset-- How a roll of straw fabric is molded to the curves of the female form for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Is it fabric? Yes, it is a beautiful basketweave diamond patterned STRAW fabric! Who makes a corset out of straw you ask? Well here is the answer: Period Corsets® of course, for the 2010 Victoria's Secert Fashion Show.
Why you say? Well, they asked us and who are we to say one can't make a coset out of straw (or anything else you might want to use). So here we go (look out for wolves...)
These are some helpful tips when sewing in straw:
Step by step:
Step #1--Study your material--this raw "fabric" likes to roll and fray.
(It is a rather stiffly woven straw matting, so what do you expect?)
Step #6--same with the centerfront opening busk. Note the busk is painted with enamel to match the straw to perfection, not the standard silver.
Step #7--Preparing for bust cup insertion. Hello tissue paper!-- you are the friend of every costumer. May you help with this incredibly curved and twice turned seam-- (Softening the fibers with the watered down glue will help too.)
See the Corset on the Victoria' Secret Fashion Show Runway