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1776 fully steel boned sport corset (!)

Added Feb 2, 2012

by LadyArian

Berkshire, Unite...






Norah Waugh’s 1776 corset boned in a 1793 pattern with spiral steel bones for flexibility since I use it as an authentic sports bra, LOL.

Material Notes

Curtain brocade (it’s tougher) in white, gold and cherry stripes
Spiral steel bones
5m black corded lacing
Satin cherry-red ribbon
White venise lace butterfly




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bridal, Casual, Evening Wear, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Rock, Romantic, Steampunk, Vintage

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    Feb 3, 2012, 09.41 AMby martinK

    very nice job, but as a man I alway questioned if such garment wear a little bit comfortable? Enjoy wearing it!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 11.39 AMby LadyArian

      Actually, once it’s on and cinched, it’s really quite comfy! Weird, but true. The first corset I ever made was a practice piece, and I realised at the end that whilst solid steel bones give shape, they also prevent movement. With my black 1880’s one, I was convinced, so as an experiment I just used spiral bones in this one, and it gives it a lot more flexibility whilst helping constrain ;).

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    Feb 3, 2012, 08.37 AMby blmfld

    this is a gorgeous piece of work!! you know thats probably not a bad idea for a sports bra!!! esp for those of us who can’t get one to fit and stop the bounce!!

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      Feb 3, 2012, 11.41 AMby LadyArian

      Thanks :). I admit, it’s my favourite so far (it’s… #4 I’ve made, I think). I’m currently working on a bustier style (had to made a pattern for K cups myself) and on an identical one to this, but unboned, just to see if it would work. I do live roleplaying, and trying to find a sports bra to fit is a nightmare ;).

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