The Idea and Inspiration:
To make a fully corded, wasp-waisted, sweetheart neckline late 19th century corset.
The corset was based on the 1890 corded corset pattern from Jill Salen’s Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques, with moderate alterations to the centre-front and bust pieces.
Fabric and Materials:
Black silk satin recycled from a vintage obi, dusky pink cotton lining, crisp midweight cotton support fabric, cotton cording, spiral and spring steel boning, metal eyelets.
The Dress Diary:
The corset at Dr SketchyÂ (on Sarah’s Livejournal)
The corset at Dr Sketchy IIÂ (on this website)
Salen, Jill.Â Corsets: Historical Patterns and Techniques.
Lynn, Eleri. Â Underwear: Â Fashion in Detail. Â V&A Publishing: London, 2010