Gina Jeffs

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Model-Mika Clayfield

Outline the story …

I loved the story "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott when I was young, my favourite character was Amy with her massive personality. I admired her fearlessness and determination. I wanted to make an item that Amy would have worn while traveling with Aunt March that would remind her of her mother's love. It needed to be appropriate for a younger teen and have special details that show the love and care that a mother puts into her daughters.

Outline the construction…

My pattern was the 1890 corset W/shoulder braces from Ageless Patterns. I made a mock up from canvas and adjusted the pattern a little to make the waist appear smaller. My final piece has 3 layers, a floral cotton fashion fabric, a heavier orange twill for strength, which was also used for the binding, and a soft beige lining fabric that matched the leather for the shoulder straps. All fabric came from my Grandmother-in-law's stash. I had difficulty working out seam types so to add extra security I added cotton tape to those seams and felled them down to avoid wear and tear.




  1. Avatar Martha on March 12, 2021 at 3:02 am

    Such a sweet project idea 🖤 I have love how clothing can bring the unreachable to life. A lovely piece.

  2. Kitty Mortensen Kitty Mortensen on March 12, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    That flossing is just so beautiful- absolutely a gorgeous entry, well done <3

  3. Avatar Leora Wambach on March 13, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Ohh, that fabric is darling! I love the delicate little flowers. Also very impressed by your stick-straight boning channels!

  4. Avatar Manon L'Hostis on March 14, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    This pattern looks quite challenging, and you did it so well! Great job ❤

  5. Avatar Teri Plemel on March 26, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Such pretty flossing!

  6. Avatar AnnaCatherine Sendgikoski on March 26, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Wow, this corset is so nice. I love the flossing! Thank you!

  7. Avatar Benigna on March 26, 2021 at 11:07 am

    This looks so nice, especially with the pattern you chose.

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