The Idea and Inspiration:
This corset started out as a corset to go under the Luna Moth gown, but I realised that it would be a perfect example to illustrate the return to a relatively natural, if corseted, figure in the 2nd decade of the 20th century. I see parallels between the corset’s shape and the soft curves of goddesses in classical statuary.
Fabric and Materials:
Egyptian cotton broadcloth with a faint pattern of lace in blush pink on white, lined in white linen, plastic whalebone (cable tie) boning. Cotton broderie anglaise and satin ribbons to trim. Elastic garter straps.
The corset is worn with fine lawn pantaloons and chemise, both trimmed in broderie anglaise.
The Dress Diary:
Note that the creation of this corset had a lot of overlap with the Luna Moth gown.
Research and Resources:
Nora Waugh, Corsets and Crinolines
Jill Salen, Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques