If you can dream it, you can do it.-Walt Disney
No pictures for said progress, but I will get some soon, I promise (tomorrow perhaps?) I’ve got to say, I think there is some sort of difference between my two corsets, even though I’ve given them the same amount of time during the break-in period. It seems corset number 1 fits fine and can be tightened more without too much hassle compared to corset 2. Corset number 2 seems to pinch my sciatic nerve, or whatever nerve runs dead center of my left thigh, because if I tighten it just about the same amount as corset 1, that area goes cold and it becomes uncomfortable. I don’t know. Perhaps it just needs a bit more lovin’? Haha. Either way, I’m pleased to say that corset 1 can be closed comfortably with about a 2~3 inch gap evenly. I had to loosen it after an hour of work, though, because apparently my hips and lower back are not appreciative of the corset when I have to stand for long periods of time and do some sort of work on my feet like I do at JoAnns.
I have, however, been able to wear the corset for nearly half the day. Yesterday I managed 9 hours, and today I managed 11 hours. I’m getting there~! Just trying to figure out how I will switch between the corsets when I get to more of a 23/7 routine. Right now I switch them out each day.
Outside the corsetry, I’ve at least gotten the torso blocks that I needed done. Cassie’s is pinned together, minus the sleeve, and Sarah’s is as least stay-stitched in the necessary areas. I’ll pin hers tomorrow at some point. Eventually I will draft the pants block I will use to modify, but I may do those next week while I’m at school so I have access to better paper. Unfortunately the kind of paper I have at home rips easily so it’s hard to use a mechanical pencil….I’ve noticed that some of my notches aren’t lining up like they should and I feel that may be part of it (or the fabric stretched weirdly….either way).
On another note, I can’t believe I’m starting my Spring semester, already, in about 4 days. I leave for school Monday and then I start classes Tuesday. It’s going to be a bit surreal, I think. This is (hopefully), the last full semester I will have to take before I graduate. Just need to get another credit check, get some info on summer graduation/December walk ceremony thing, and make sure that I don’t have to take another full semester. It also looks like I will be able to go forward with applying to the Study Abroad Italy (SAI) program to Florence. I’m excited!
OH! TOTALLY UNRELATED TO CORSET AND SCHOOL! I have to tell the most amusing thing today. So at work, there was this kid that was buying a rolo, and because I love rolos, I tell him that’s an awesome choice (because come on…chocolate and caramel? DELICIOUS). Not sure why, but this kid goes and mutters “Yeah, rolo’s are like DS’s…they’re both getting thinner”. To kind of engage in conversation (because I was ringing out his mom’s purchases and I like to make small talk), I asked if he meant a Nintendo DS. He looked at me with the most surprised and excited expression and asked “You know what a DS is??” Me: “Yeah! I own a 2nd gen one…or whatever a DS lite is. Wish I could get a 3ds one day so I can play Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds” This kid got even happier when I mentioned “Zelda” and pretty much exclaimed “OH MY GOD YOU LIKE LEGEND OF ZELDA?” His sister also chimed in that it was because of the newest game her brother let her play that she started getting into the series too. She mentioned she started playing some of the older games. Me: “Yeah, I was practically raised on Legend of Zelda, for the NES. WITH the gold cartridge (because….it was gold and shiny and I liked it).” Seriously. This boy was incredibly excited that I knew about this and I was incredibly excited that he was incredibly excited BECAUSE LEGEND OF ZELDA.
So, this kid had to be at least 10 years old, maybe younger. In the most serious voice a 10 year old can make, he asks me before they leave “I have to ask. Mario or Luigi.” Me, not honestly having an opinion to other one said “Well…Mario, unless I play with my brothers, then I have to be Luigi.” He seemed satisfied enough with the answer and left with his mom and sister super excited. His mom was laughing and said “I don’t even know what just happened here” I basically said “We just had a nerd moment over video games. That’s all that matters”
I had a nerd moment with a 10 year old. And he made me feel old, but in a good way. It was so awesome.
In any case, I think that’s enough for one night. As soon as school starts, the posts may dwindle, but I’ll start to be able to include more pictures with progress of my collection 🙂