How I made my Semi-Corset

My first freshly pressed costume how-to / tutorial / how-I-made!
This semi-corset is easy to make, looks great and requires little sewing skills.
Expensive boning? How about zip ties? Yes indeed, it made me feel like a costume hacker.

Semi-corset by Baytree Costumes1

Please note that I am not a professional. Costuming is a beloved hobby of mine, and with that sometimes come lazy solutions that provide that non-professional yet brilliant and beautiful outcome for those less experienced. Also it would be appropriate to point out that this is, in fact, my first real costume project.

Making this semi-corset took me about 3 days in total, and it was a project to happily make mistakes with! Believe me, I can now. And because I did some things wrong, I thought I would lay out my entire process for your inspiration in the hope you do not stress the same as I did ;). Continue reading

Jane Eyre – Ineffable Limerence

Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre is so well written, so full of life.
It describes the inner of Jane as almost no writer can describe the soul of a character, as of a real human being. Charlotte could psychologically reach behind the cloak of men and women as she shows through her main characters. She also knew people’s true desires and inner struggles. She gives her descriptions true, witty yet right to the heart. She shows how destiny and free will works through sharp conversations and stark events.


Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre

I envy her writing, for it is so philosophical and straight to the point yet decorated with enough description. You know exactly what to feel for every character but still you have to read every sentence carefully since they are so bountiful. Every scene has a lesson of its own. The book, as the movie, taught me, inspired me and connected me to the story, to Jane and to Edward. How wonderful of a story, how amazing the writer. I wish I could have shared a cup of tea with Charlotte. See how obliviously sharp she must have spoken and how kind she must have been. Critical, yet loving I’m sure. Perhaps we will sometime ;).

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