Throwback Thursday: Raspberry & black satin corset

Raspberry Duchess Satin corset with curvy seams, padded hips - an experimental design (Photo taken without flash)

Raspberry Duchess Satin corset with curvy seams, padded hips – an experimental design (Photo taken without flash)

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 an underbust corset made of Raspberry Duchess Satin. It’s not quite pink enough to be pink, not quite red enough to be a real red.. so… Raspberry! Duchess Satin is the same material frequently used for wedding dresses and bridesmaid’s dresses – it’s a thick fabric with a low-luster, but very elegant.

This was an experimental design for me, and it has quilt-stitched hips, curved seams, curved hip gussets, and is trimmed in black poly-cotton binding, with black poly-cotton piping on all seams, and black top-stitching. There is very little compression to the hips, which allows for a very dramatic silhouette when worn. Inside the corset the top-stitching is done with red thread.

Raspberry Duchess Satin corset with curvy seams, padded hips - an experimental design (Photo taken with flash)

Raspberry Duchess Satin corset with curvy seams, padded hips – an experimental design (Photo taken with flash)

This is a two-layer corset, and the lining is black cotton. The corset is boned with spring steel, spiral steel, and German plastic boning as needed in different areas of the curved corset seams. There are total of 12 bones throughout this corset. The corset has an internal waist-stay, a front strong zipper (not a standard dress zipper) and the lacing is paracord through black-tone three-piece grommets.

This is an underbust corset, designed for:

  • Bust: 34″
  • Waist: 28″
  • Hip: 38″

The fully closed waist measurement is 24.5″

The centre front length is 8.25″

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

Inside of the red-and-black Raspberry Duchess Satin corset This shows the contrast stitching for the boning channels as well as the waist stay

Inside of the red-and-black Raspberry Duchess Satin corset This shows the contrast stitching for the boning channels as well as the waist stay

 

If the fabric for this corset looks familiar, I also used the same Raspberry Duchess Satin to make a corset I showed off earlier. Take a look!

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