Throwback Thursday: Corset & neck corset set

Close up on the dragon brocade

Close up on the dragon brocade

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:

The outer fabric is an Asian dragon brocade with a matte finish, that I’ve hand-dyed a deep rose colour. The dragons show up as a brighter, lighter pink, while chrysanthemums are a darker red. The lining and interlining are both black cotton.

Rose dragon corset laid flat on a table

Rose dragon corset laid flat on a table

The corset is trimmed in black poly-cotton bias, and the corset has spiral steel bones at the hips, and spring steel bones for the rest of the corset. There are a total of 14 bones in this corset. The corset has an internal waist-stay, a front strong zipper (not a standard dress zipper) and the lacing is paracord through grommets (not eyelets).

This is my “natural hip” design which does not offer a great deal of compression to the hips, allowing for a very dramatic silhouette.

Grommets on the back of the rose dragon brocade corset showing the stitching of the waist stay

Grommets on the back of the rose dragon brocade corset showing the stitching of the waist stay

  • Center front length 8.5″.
  • Waist 24″ fully closed.

This corset comes a matching rose dragon brocade neck “corset”

This is lined in black cotton, and is not boned, however has heavy interfacing to maintain the structure. This can be ironed to smooth after wearing if needed.

Rose dragon brocade neck 'corset' with elastic cord to fasten

Rose dragon brocade neck ‘corset’ with elastic cord to fasten

The neck “corset” is trimmed in black twill tape, and has back lacing. This was designed to fit a 14″ neck, however it will fit a variety of neck measurements. The back lacing is elastic cord for comfort (but you can switch this out for ribbon or another cord if you desire) and I’ve used two-piece grommets.

The corset and neck “corset” have never been worn, and come from a smoke-free home.  None of my corsets (unless otherwise noted) have modesty panels or garter hooks.

 

 

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