Mom, I know this story by heart, but for my readers, when did your love affair with with vintage begin?
I would reproduce these items to historical accuracy all the way down to using original boning and claspings that I would salvage from corsets that were too far gone to restore.
What should we keep in mind when fitting a corset?
When fitting a corset you are fortunate if you have a dress form that fits your measurements. Keep in mind that a pattern can only do so much to cater to the fact that every figure is as varied and unique as can be. Fabric choice is essential and you should use a fabric with strength. Corsets are not shifts. They are designed to conform and be snug. If you choose a lighter fabric make sure that you have a lining that will ad strength to the corset.
What are some sewing tips you might pass on to us who are new to making corsets?
|Oooh, dibs on the polka-dot one!|
|She’ll be breaking into her Victorian lace collection (yes, she has one) to get this little beauty back up to snuff.|