Corset History Slide Show
After seeing this little slide show, I decided to post the finished product. Yes, I have a pic of me in it. Noooooo, I don't think I want me in 1810 style unders all over the blogoshere. Maybe my victorian ones......they cover a whole lot more! LOL
As you can see, the grommeting is done. I chose the spiral lacing that was popular during the time.
As you can also see, the dressform is more a mini me then the real me. LOL
Side view. Lots of gussests. After this project, I am dang near a pro at the ''slash and insert'' method. LOL
Front view. You can see the outline of the 14" rosewood busk in the front. Yes, that's why, every portrait you see from way back when, has women with really fabulous posture. LOL
You can see here what it does for my posture and the dress.
Could I breathe? yes
Could I sit? yes...very upright
Was it comfy? Not too bad, really!
Did it feel good to take it off? Oh and yeah. :-)
What did I learn?
Grommeting, gusset insertion, bias on a tight curve, that my bust gussets should've been an inch short, the corset should've been about 1.5" shorter in the back, the shoulder straps could've been shorter, but they fit fine and were probably more a leftover from the Georgian style corset as opposed to being necessary, that fit really is everything, and sewing in a group is totally fun!