Category Archives: Corsets

Custom Victorian Era corsets

These two Victorian Era corsets are part of a large commission headed to a museum in Pennsylvania. These lightweight corsets are ideal for daily wear while still maintaining their shape and allowing for flexibility and movement.

For more information about these custom made victorian era corsets or any of our custom made historical garments, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com.

New policies for 2016

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Wow! We’ve had an amazing year! I feel like I say that at the end of every year, but 2015 really turned out to be one of our busiest of all time! I estimate over the course of the past 12 months, we stitched over 1200 yards of fabrics and completed over 300 garments! We lead 2 hands on workshops and gave 8 historical clothing presentations! What a year!

Looking ahead, we will be instituting a few new policies. As our markets and clientelle change, so must we. Effective January 1, 2016, we will be changing a few of our requirements. So here goes:

1. All film commissions will require payment in full at the time of order. Orders not paid in full within 10 days of order date will be subject to cancellation.

2. Effective January 1, 2016 a design fee will be added to production estimates for custom designed projects to cover the cost of pattern drafting, sizing, mock ups, and research (if applicable). Our design fee begins at $75.00 per design and is subject to change based upon individual projects (i.e. the more complicated the design, the higher the design cost).

3. Beginning in January, established clientelle will have priority completion dates. One of our biggest compliments is a returning customer and we would like to say thank you by offering priority scheduling.

4. Our reproduction fabric will now be dedicated exclusively to creating our custom historical garments. Any available yardage will be offered for immediate purchase on our IN STOCK page.

5. Our production calendar runs from January 2- May 31 and September 2- December 20. This allows us to spend our summer months conducting workshops, giving lectures, and attending conferences. All orders placed at the end of our production calendar will receive first priority at the beginning of the consecutive production season. We ship IN STOCK garments year round.

And just a gentle reminder:

All Maggie May Clothing images are protected under creative copyright and may not be shared or published in any way without written consent. This applies to our main website, our Etsy shop, and all affiliated social media sites.

Thanks and we look forward to another fabulous year of historical fashion!

Victorian Era corset

If I had to choose a FAVORITE garment for 2015, I believe I would choose this Victorian era overbust corset. I just LOVE this embroidered cotton twill. I purchased it quite a while ago specifically for corsets and have just now had an order that allowed me to use it!

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I hope to make many more like it!

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This corset is headed to a museum group in Norway. For more information on these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Transitional Stays

We sent along these regency era transitional stays for the park rangers at The Jean LaFitte National Historic Park to wear at the 200th anniversary Battle of New Orleans! You can guarantee they were authentic from head to toe!

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 To ensure a quality fit on all corsets and stays, it is important to denote which cup size you need when you place your order. You can see the difference in cup sizes on these two corsets. The one on the left is a B cup and the one on the right is a D cup. I do not recommend this style of corset for sizes larger than D.trasitionalstays4

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For more information about these garments or any of our special order clothing, please visit our website at www.maggiemayfashions.com or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

More Regency Era short stays

Here is another completed example of our Regency Era short stays. Unlike the longer stays of this period, these do not employ a busk. Instead, they lace up the front with cotton ties. A separate adjustable tie runs across the top to secure the bust in place.

We have been adding adjustable straps to our design for some time now. This allows more flexibility in fit (different bust sizes require different levels of support). The lightly boned body provides not only a sturdy undergarment but also helps lift the bust- achieving the height so popular during this period.

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These stays should be worn over a shift but do not require any further layering under your Regency Era gown.

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For more information about these stays, or any of our Regency Era garments, please visit our catalog or email us at info@maggiemayfashions.com

Lady Cavalier-Superhero Costume!

My latest commission was to create an ensemble for a [top secret!] [undercover!] [mystery?] SuperHero- from a character sketch! (I would include the sketches for you to see- but alas- They are indeed TOP SECRET!)

The mysterious Superhero will sport black tights and tall black boots under her jacket!

Lady musketeer, pirate, cavalier costume  Musketeer or cavalier hat

The individual pieces:

colonial era body  colonial era body  black brocade underbust corset
unerbust corset  underbust corset

lady cavalier jacket  lady musketeer jacket

women's cavalier or musketeer hat