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.

4 kommenttia:

  1. Hi,
    Many thanks to give me the link :-)
    What a pure and clean wrinkles free corset,the first time i saw so thin cording, your stitchs space and cord must be very narrow and the result is great.
    The layers are very well made and dispite they are all beautifull , i think the first one is my favorite.
    For sure i will keep an eye on your posts and works.Take care.

  2. This is absolutely exquisite !!

  3. Do you have a picture of the bustle/hoops you are wearing under the petticoat?