underpinnings

honestly i advise everyone who for some reason hates eleanor to listen to hannah new’s fathoms deep poscast ep. they talk at great length about her abandonment issues and her fear of failure and just her blind ambition to make something of nassau with her own two hands, the parallels between her destiny and fate and that of the island, how the quest to make the island a livable and safe place comes at the expense of her being able to see the people in her life that care for her, and so at the expense of having somebody to share that safety with. the level of past hurt underpinning her character has got me so good god my heart has just been entirely SHREDDED by this conversation i miss eleanor so much

and i can’t help think of max too while they’re talking, because while eleanor was going through these things in person and thus too close to see the big picture, max was on the outside looking in, growing with her and learning lessons from eleanor’s failures, and it lead her, ultimately, to anne, to choosing anne over everything else. i can’t believe i’m going to cry @ work jesus christ

(also they talk about flint being her father figure from beginning to end and that’s just. a whole other can of worms i cannot for the life of me open rn)

In a really broad sense, lgbt oppression can be conceptualized as punishment for gender non-conformity under the patriarchy. As soon as an individual is trans and/or attracted to the same gender they’ve failed on a fundamental level to perform gender in the way that the patriarchy demands. Patriarchy is the structure that underpins both homophobia/heterosexism and cissexism and is what unites the lgbt community and struggle, specifically in our non-conformance.

and really, im no longer apprehensive to say that gender non-conformance is what is punished in terms of marginalized sexualities and genders (and intersex individuals if they choose to view their struggles under the lgbt coalition) not simply having a sexual/romantic experience that deviates from the norm.

I welcome people adding their own commentary to this.

So this is the project that I’ve been immersing myself in for the last few months: The Underpinnings Museum!

The Underpinnings Museum is the first extensive online museum dedicated to showcasing and documenting the history of lingerie, through an exquisite selection of historical and contemporary objects. The museum will offer free access to all, with high-quality photography capturing the garments in exquisite detail. Each object will be accompanied by extensive contextual and technical information.

We are currently crowdfunding through Kickstarter to cover some of our set up costs.  If this is a project that you would like to see come to life then please give us your support!

currently living for the idea that given the space and chance and the emotional freedom to do so, credence barebone—due to his poor socialization and immense unwieldy homicidal ragepower—is sometimes, inadvertently, kind of a mouthy little brat

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Here’s Good Guy Kops back again with another stellar corset- this time with the exceedingly iconic straight-front corset. This is what made those crazy S-Bend silhouettes that reached their height in about 1905.

Be sure to read the patent pages BEFORE TRYING TO MAKE THE CORSET. Things registered to the patent office are not always what they seem- they generally have an odd quirk of some kind that you may be ok with or that you may feel you need to work around. So, please read carefully when it comes to these corsets! :) Hand-snagged for your pleasure from Google’s digital US patent archives. Please mind the page order, as sometimes Tumblr likes shifting them about!

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A very interesting corset from 1908 with two extra sets of laces. While this would be an uncommon and probably unusual model for the time, the shape it creates appears about right!

Either way, be sure to read the patent pages carefully BEFORE TRYING TO MAKE THE CORSET. Things registered to the patent office are not always what they seem- they generally have an odd quirk of some kind that you may be ok with or that you may feel you need to work around. So, please read carefully when it comes to these corsets! :) Hand-snagged for your pleasure from Google’s digital US patent archives. Please mind the page order, as sometimes Tumblr likes shifting them about!

conniescosplaycreations  asked:

I have been looking for construction infomation on the corsetlet and have not been able to find anything that really digs down into it. What links did you use for learning the construction?I would have loved to have in my Glinda cosplay.

Here are the articles and posts that I referenced for my corselet. I didn’t follow any of them step-for-step, but I did read them all and combine some techniques that seemed most appropriate for my project.

Charity Shop Chic’s post on a wedding dress corselet: https://charityshopchic.net/2015/11/30/wedding-dress-part-3-the-corselette/

Lilacs & Lace formal gown underpinnings post: http://www.lauramaedesigns.com/2014/09/the-underpinnings.html

Both of these projects use cotton coutil for the corselet, which will be stiffer and more structural than power net. I used power net for Zelda because it is lighter, softer, and more breathable. Both are valid options.

Lucy’s Corsetry Black Mesh Corset Case Study is more similar to my Zelda corselet than the other examples. The main big difference between this project and my Zelda corselet is that hers cinches in the waist (part of what classifies it as a corset) while mine does not. 

Corsets and corselets are VERY similar in their structure. Corsets shape the body by cinching in the waist (usually), while corselets help shape exterior layers of a dress so it lays smoothly. A corselet does not cinch the waistline or change your shape; it should be closely fitted, but not smaller than your natural measurements. A corset is typically a separate garment, while a corselet is typically built into other garments.

Otherwise, they are very similar. You can use the same patterns for both (adjusted for sizing), and both have boning channels and boning. If you’re looking for more info, read up on corset construction techniques, and lots of that info can be applied to a corselet project as well. 

Also, it might just be a typo in your question, but you might need to check your spelling of “corselet” for your research. There is also the alternate spelling, “corselette”, which is also correct. People use both spellings, so it’s worth searching for both!

Last year, my therapist told me off for trying to convince her that I was unlovable. I wasn’t purposefully doing it but she told me I took on a tone that was almost as if I was selling myself, except I wasn’t bigging myself up, I was lessening myself and underpinning how ugly and worthless I am. Selling myself in reverse, I guess.

She told me to stop it. To stop trying to convince her or anyone that I was less than, to stop cheapening myself. And then she said something incredibly powerful, something that I always have somewhere at the back of my mind when I hate myself: “You know your eyes shine when you talk about what you love and talk about the people that make you happy. I’ve seen you sat there at your worst but you light up like a little star when you forget you’re sad.”

Maybe she said it because I pay her. Maybe she said it because she meant it. Point is, she said it and it keeps me afloat.