Category Archives: Corsets

2016 recap

All the cool kids are doing it, so here’s what I made this year: January through April I spent all my time on my Jordan Con costume contest entry, my magnum opus, the floofiest froof of a dress to ever exist, … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Covering Garters

So pretty much every single corset of the 1910s had garters attached. Observe: However, unlike in the 1910s, you can’t just buy wide ruffled elastic is multiple colors today. Even my attempts on etsy to find some totally failed. This … Continue reading

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More tedious stuff

Did I say cutting fabric was boring? I lied, inserting grommets is worse. Especially when this is a long line corset, meaning 18 grommets per side. I have an assembly line of tools I use for making the holes in which … Continue reading

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Just Tedious Stuff

Cutting out the corset. Every piece is cut out in coutil twice, then in taffeta. I cut every layer individually since it’s too easy to get wiggly pieces or extra millimeters if you tried to cut something as thick as coutil … Continue reading

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Corset Fitting

The corset I am making is Truly Victorian Late Edwardian Corset. I am making the view with the higher bust. First, before even cutting anything out, I shortened each pattern piece by 2″ above the waist. The pattern underarm-to-waist measurement is … Continue reading

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First Romantic corset mock

I ended up going with Past Patterns 708. It’s probably a little late for the era, most evidence points to something more like the earlier regency patterns. But I like that it had a busk and was strapless, and I … Continue reading

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1830s corset

Still doing research on the dress fabric, but taking a quick break to figure out corsetry, since this will be the most complicated part of the outfit. So I was all set to do some research, when I found this … Continue reading

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