The Idea and Inspiration:
To make an early 20th century straight-fronted corset. The Briar Rose corset was originally intended to be worn with Emily’s 1903 dress, but came out a size larger than the dress, and will be used as a prototype for the final corset.
The ‘Briar Rose’ corset was based on the 1901 corset pattern from Norah Waugh’s Corsets & Crinolines, though I draped the pattern myself.
Fabric and Materials:
Slubless oyster silk shantung (a gift from my MIL), rosebud patterned quilting cotton lining courtesy of Mrs C , crisp midweight cotton support fabric, spiral and spring steel boning, metal eyelets.
The Dress Diary:
The finished corset
Waugh, Nora. Corsets & Crinolines
Lynn, Eleri. Underwear: Fashion in Detail. V&A Publishing: London, 2010