Monday, 19 October 2009

Historical re-make

Every so often I feel the need to experiment with my corset pattern cutting....just to keep it interesting!

Today I decided to have a go at a corset from Norah Waugh's book Corsets and crinolines'. The original 1880s pattern in the book is an absolute bugger to scale up so I transposed the pattern shapes using as much educated guesswork as possible onto my size 12 lingerie block to see how the pattern related to a modern figure. From there I mocked up my new pattern to see how it looked...

I thought it wasnt too bad for a first draft, so drawing on the elements of the original corset pattern I pretty much made some minor adjustments to make the fit more palettable to a modern wearer and got on with making the final corset.



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