I might be doing some light corsetry? Maybe?
I’ve been wanting to make my own bras for a while, but none of my research was really inspiring me (underwires, yuck). When I saw this post on Wearing History (through this blog I believe!), I thought: wait a second. Why not take some cues from corsetry instead? So I drafted this up. It’s based on Regency short stays but in no way intended to be period accurate. I’m not sure how wearable it will be, but I guess I’ll see when it’s finished! I pinned the most useful visual resources I found on my Pinboard, and I will hopefully have a post up on Regency corsetry resources soon, since somebody else should benefit from my several evenings’ worth of research!
This project has also been sparking a lot of thought for me about self-sufficiency, invention, and self-made wardrobes. If that’s your cup of tea, the full post is over here at my blog.