Late 1880's corset in black damask flock
Added Feb 2, 2012
My version of the late 1880’s corset from Norah Waugh’s “Corsets and crinolines” :), lined in black satin for ease of wear (satin is slippery, so you’re less likely to get friction burns!) and fully boned with spring steel, spiral steel bones and a 12" steel busk. No, I do not go to the airport wearing it.
A word to the wise – don’t bone the boob area. It pushes them into the stratosphere.
This was the 3rd corset I’d done, and for practicality’s sake, I cut it higher on the hips, but lower on the back and tum for ease of sitting and going to the loo ;p.
Come to think of it, looking at that pic of the back, it really could be cinched tighter…
Black flocked damask
Heavy black satin
White venise lace
5m white corded lacing