A late 19th century corset

First commission of the year! Here are a few images of a recently completed late 19th century corset.

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I spent last summer drafting this pattern. It is an over the bust, shaped- seam corset. This commissioned corset if made of 100% cotton twill. It is fully lined and has some pretty cluny lace detailing. This corset was made for a living historian in California.

About Susan

Hi! My name is Susan and I am a historian, seamstress, teacher, mother, and wife. My passion for history has manifested itself in the art of recreating clothing from different periods of time. Growing up in the American South, I am heavily schooled in the art of recreating clothing from the 19th century. After nearly a decade of immersing myself primarily in the Victorian period, I found the need to branch out and explore other periods of time. However, it is my connection with the American South and the clothing of rural America that continues to be the driving force behind my designs.