Throwback Thursday – Havisham Neck Corset
This heavily embellished neck corset has been languishing in a box for several years, so I thought it was high time I unpacked it and gave it some love.
I made this piece for a photographic project that was never completed, long before I knew anything about corsets. I must dig out the pictures – they came out really well, but I never finished the series they were supposed to be a part of.
I am not sure what to do with this piece. There are elements of it that I really like, but I’m not entirely happy with it – it’s a bit too bulky, I think – and I don’t know if I should hang onto it. Maybe I should cannibalise it for parts? Some of the loveliest elements are the glass spheres, with their crochet nets hand-made by my friend Caite.
I used a lot of different materials in this piece – old tea-stained doilies, scraps of fine silk, and and old nylon stocking to list a few. Maybe it would have been better if I had used fewer materials, as well as reducing the bulk by removing some of the bigger baubles?
Ah well, I suppose it will have to go back in it’s box until I figure out what to do with it.