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 overbust two-layer corset. The lining is black cotton, while the outer fabric is purple hand-dyed dupioni silk. Four panels of the corset (centre front and side-front) are embellished with black net and golden floral fabric. Because of the nature of hand-dyed silk, there are variations in the colour throughout the corset – these are not stains or flaws; just a factor with hand-dying.
The corset is bound in black poly-cotton bias, and there is an internal waist stay.
The corset has a front zipper (a heavy-duty zipper which can take the strain of corset lacing, not a standard dress zipper) and back lacing. The back is laced with black cord, through black-tone three-piece grommets.
There are 10 spring steel bones in this corset, and 4 spiral steel bones, for a total of 14 bones. This is my “natural hip” design, which offers a dramatic silhouette with compression to the waist but little compression to the hips.
- The centre front length is 13.5″
- The waist is 26″ fully closed.
This corset has never been worn, and comes from a smoke-free home. None of my corsets (unless otherwise noted) have modesty panels or garter hooks.
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