sunnuntai 10. huhtikuuta 2011

Early bustle underwear

I drafted the chemise pattern after looking a lot of museum examples online. I tried to make it in a style that would fit both 1860's and 1870's. It's made of thin cotton and the trimmed with cotton lace. The drawers are also drafted by me, trimmed with the same lace and pintucks.

The is a one layer cotton coutil corset, sewn with machine using period techniques described in The Fashions Of The Gilded Age by Frances Grimble. The pattern is based on the c. 1873 corset from Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh. The corset is heavily corded with cotton cord, which stiffens the corset wonderfully.

The bustle pattern is based on the one in Corsets and Crinolines, only drafted a little lager. 

The petticoats are stiffened with flounces and cotton cording.

The layers.