20th Century Corset

Added Jul 4, 2013

by annrevlis

Mapleton, Utah, ...

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Description

I made this pattern based off of an antique corset from around 1908, and then had a fun time trying to figure out how to sew it together! I’m used to staystitching and clipping inward curves to fit them to outer curves, but since I was making this as a single layer corset I wanted to use flat felled seams…so much for the staystitching or clipping! So lets just say I did a lot of ease stitching on those outer curves (loose enough that I could pull it all out when I was done), as well as basting and re-basting before the final seams.

Material Notes

Coutil (I ordered mine from https://www.farthingalescorsetmakingsupplies.com/products.php?cat=coutil. I bought the “Brocade coutil, rose pattern, white 56” and then dyed it pink to match a corset from “The Great Race” 1965)

Difficulty

Advanced

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Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Costume
Style
Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage
Material
Cotton

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