Make yourself a Victorian corset!
The 1860s 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 Bust Gore corset pattern, based on original corsets from the 1860s through 1890s, has all the hallmarks of these lovely undergarments.
Fits busts 28" through 60" and waists 20" through 52". 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