Mariposa, being the Spanish word for butterfly, is my interpretation of this beautiful, flying insect. My pattern was inspired by the Dido Longwing and the Monarch. As for the color scheme, I started from the gorgeous blue of the California Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly and combined it with shades I loved.
Pattern matched corsets have been my specialty with RetroFolie and I wanted to explore more of this by incorporating this technique into Mariposa. Although I am experienced in pattern matching, this was challenging! I took a lot of time to make the pattern very precise and it really helped me when it was time to sew the pieces together. Apart from that, I really had fun creating this piece, which is now my favorite corset that I have made.
For more details on the making of Mariposa, please watch "The Making of Mariposa Corset" on my new Youtube channel. This is a video I entirely made myself showing all the steps I took to make this piece. Making videos is one of my passions and I am happy to share this one with you!
Don't be! Explore your creativity and enjoy every second of it :)