Throwback Thursday: Pink and black corset

Back lacing of the black and pink brocade corset

Back lacing of the black and pink brocade corset

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 is a pink and black brocade plus-sized overbust corset. It has steel boning throughout. There are a total of 18 bones in this corset.

The brocade is geometric, with a vaguely medieval feel. I’m unsure of the fibre content of the brocade, but believe that it’s polyester.

Beautiful pink and black brocade fabric

Beautiful pink and black brocade fabric

This is an early design, and although it has a waist stay, it only is a two-layer corset. The lining is black cotton broadcloth. The front opening is lingerie-style hook-and-eyes, and it is laced in the back with twill tape (which you can replace with ribbon or cord if you desire) through one-piece eyelets. Around the eyelets I’ve reversed the fabric for a slightly different look, and the corset is bound with self-fabric (reversed) top and bottom. There’s a small satin bow at centre front with a faux pearl. This corset should NOT be used for tight-lacing.

Inside photo showing the eyelets and top-stitching of the waist stay

Inside photo showing the eyelets and top-stitching of the waist stay

  • The centre front length is 15″
  • The waist is 43″ fully closed.
Hook and eye closure for the front of this corset

Hook and eye closure for the front of this corset

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

the pink and black brocade corset laid flat on a table

the pink and black brocade corset laid flat on a table

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