Make yourself a Victorian corset!
The 1880s are often thought of as the height of corsetry. Colourful and highly-decorated creations were worn by women every day, and many of them survive for us to study. Our French-style corset pattern, based on an original pattern from the 1880s, has all the hallmarks of these lovely undergarments.
Fits busts 28" through 48", waists 24" through 40", and hips 34" through 50". All sizes in one envelope.
Or order a Made to Measure pattern in your personal measurements.
Also included are assembly instructions, embellishment suggestions, and the extensive historical notes you've come to expect from Reconstructing History.
Suggested Fabrics: cotton coutil or densely-woven twill
¼” steel bones
½” steel bones
¾” cotton stay tape (twill tape)
stocking suspenders and lace (optional)
Yardage Requirements: ½ yd at least 60” wide
Click here. If you don't look your best, we haven't done our job.