Throwback Thursday: Raspberry satin corset

Wearing the raspberry satin underbust corset - a bit too small for me right now though.

Wearing the raspberry satin underbust corset – a bit too small for me right now though.

I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).

A bit about this corset:

This underbust corset is made of Raspberry Duchess Satin. It’s a bit more ‘red’ than ‘pink’.. and a little more ‘pink’ than a real red… so… Raspberry.  Duchess Satin is the kind of satin usually used for wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses, it’s a thick, low-lustre satin.

This style has a natural hip – which has less hip compression… but lots of compression in the waist which makes for a dramatic shape. The corset is bound top and bottom with contrast black poly-cotton bias, and closes with a heavy-duty zipper (not a dress zipper). The lacing is black cord through three-piece grommets. The corset is lined in black cotton, and I’m unsure on the interlining, but I think it’s black cotton as well. There is an internal waist-stay sewn into the corset, and top-stitching on the corset is all done in contrast black stitching as well.

The corset has 12 spring steel bones, and 2 spiral steel bones at the curved hip for a total of 14 bones.

This corset was designed for:

  • Bust: 37″
  • Waist: 32″
  • Hip: 43″

The fully-closed waist measurement is 27″

The centre front length is 14.5″

 

This corset has never been worn except to take the photo, and comes from a smoke-free home.  None of my corsets (unless otherwise noted) have modesty panels or garter hooks.

 

 

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