The Idea and Inspiration:
The pattern for this corset was based on an extent corset from a private collection in California. Â The corset is a fairly comfortable, flexible, generic style which works well for the entire second half of the 19th century.
I love the corset pattern, and have made dozens of corsets based on it. Â I wanted to make one specifically for me though, using my favourite colours and fabrics, and thus the nougat corset was born.
Fabric and Materials:
Nougat pink dupion silk (not historical, but I love it anyway) lined in paisley patterned quilting cotton. Cotton coutil support fabric, spiral and spring steel boning, metal eyelets. Â Bound with soft cotton twill. Â Trimmed in vintage ecru lace.
The Dress Diary:
Waugh, Norah.Â Corsets & Crinolines.
Lynn, Eleri. Â Underwear: Â Fashion in Detail. Â V&A Publishing: London, 2010