#fail: the 1780’s corset

For those of you who have stayed behind and are not following minkipool.co.za, I have a corsetry related post:

#fail: the 1780’s corset

With this 1780’s pair of stays from Norah Waugh’s Corsets and Crinolines I tried something new. I was interested in creating a corset that had the flat-chested cone-shaped top half of a 18th century pair of stays, but the hips of a later Victorian steel boned corset. In short, I wanted something that doesn’t have waist tabs. It was not a success.

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#fail: the 1780’s corset


1911 Corset Sew Along: The Fabric

Okay, so blogging about this has been a bit on the back burner, even though I have finished the corset long long ago.

1911 Corset Sew Along

I promised to show off the fabric from hell a bit, so here goes.

I bought it at the local fabric store in the (and this should be the first clue that the fabric was a bad idea) upholstery department. But at the time I was completely seduced by the red satin stripes and the luxurious weight of the fabric in my hands. In hindsight it would probably have made wonderful curtains.

Red satin striped fabric with cream satin ribbon and cream and crystal embellishment.