Added Feb 3, 2012
This corset dress is based on a 1912/1914 patent for a ‘boneless’ corset. The palette is inspired by the colour of icebergs above and below water. I am a member of the corsetry site Foundations Revealed and this is my entry into their annual competiion.
It has a coutil strength layer with deep blue dupion silk below the waist and white patent leather above. The original patent has been adapted with the addition of gores at the bottom of the dress made from power mesh. They add comfort (and cheekiness) to the dress. The gores in the top panel are highlighted in pearlescent ice crystal sequins.
coutil, leather, silk, power mesh
Design your own dresses with the latest special price technique kit.
Check out these new costume sewing patterns for the whole family!
Member Project of the Week
EstherMarguerite modified this halter style with straps and a fun Hawaiian print.
4 weekly drawings, including a Grand Prize valued at more than $4,000!
Sign up for Meg Healy's tailoring course, now until 10/7.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.