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corsets

July 6, 2011

patterns drafted....

lining cut out...

front fastening is hand sewn in

Here is a peek at the progress on the corset for rivertown revival. It’s based off a drawing of French stays, as they were called, from the late 1800’s that were considered “light”. Even with half the boning, I don’t know that I’d call them “light” but they are pretty comfortable, at least for the two minutes I’ve worn them so far. I’m calling them “them” because it is two side pieces, that both lace up the back and fasten in the front. The idea is that you can lace it how you need it and then just put the whole thing on yourself afterwards since there is a front opening. No need for a lady in waiting!

The drawing is in a book called Corsets and Crinolines which is a great book about that sort of thing if anyone is looking.  The orange fabric is the leftovers from the bloomers made earlier this year. Hmmm, I guess I’ll have a matching set of orange victorian undergarments…

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  1. July 8, 2011 11:06 am

    can’t wait to see it!! I better put the rivertown revival on my calendar!

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