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Starburst Edwardian Corset

Added Jun 27, 2012

by hanlight

Portsmouth, Unit...






This corset is made from a pattern in Norah Waugh’s Corsets and Crinolines Book. It’s a pattern from 1901 and I really love the sweeping curves of the panels. This was a new construction technique for me and I think I will use it again. I tend to draft quite curvy panel shapes which are then tricky to bone without ruining the lines of the design. This technique constructs the outer fashion layer and the inner strength layer separately and then joins them at the the centre back seams. This means the boning is all in the hidden inner layer leaving the outer layer free.

Material Notes

Coutil with leather and silk. Vintage lace appliqus and Swarovski crystals.




Garment Type
Eyelet, Leather/Fur, Lace/Sequins, Silk

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    Nov 18, 2014, 01.51 PMby Tizz Woz

    Hi there, I know this post is a while old, but if you see this message, could you give me some tips on where to place the bones? I got this pattern but in the instructions with it, it states the bones follow the seams – which is contradicting the original drawing of the corset – which, however, is also not very precise, comparing front and back. How much does it matter where and how I place the bones? I am planning on using this pattern for the top half of my wedding dress and making it with a closed front, so replacing the busk with boning, but apart from that bit, I am a little unsure on how to best place the bones … Any advice? Thanks!!

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    Jun 28, 2012, 12.15 PMby lugreen

    stunning! absolutely stunning :)

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      Jun 29, 2012, 09.19 PMby hanlight

      Thank you!

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    Jun 28, 2012, 09.39 AMby Guduline


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      Jun 29, 2012, 09.19 PMby hanlight

      Thank you!

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    Jun 27, 2012, 02.38 PMby notdeadredhead

    Oh my goodness awesome! Great job, and I will have to find a copy of that book! It’s quite stunning. :^D

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      Jun 29, 2012, 09.20 PMby hanlight

      Thank you! It’s a really great book with plenty on the history of corsets. Definitely worth a look!

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