A corset and a question...

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A corset and a question...

Postby Threadlette » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:10 am

Hi, so I have been working on getting the perfect corset for about 6 months and after two failed attempts at making my own I had pretty much given up. Then today I was out to lunch with my mom and I spotted a beautiful underbust corset in the window of a shop and started squealing with joy! It was perfect! It was even historically accurate! It was ooohh so beautiful. I went in the store and ended up finding and even perfect-er corset. So I gobbled it up, took it home and decided to do a little show and tell. I was just wondering, since it is an underbust up to about what time would I be able to wear it while still being fairly accurate? Here are a couple of pictures of the corset just to show you the general shape (and also 'cause it's just so darn pretty!)

Hopefully those work and sorry for the incredibly long explanation. Oh, and I think this would be the right place to put this post but I couldn't quite figure it out, if this isn't feel free to move it :)

Ok well maybe I don't hate Oscar (my sewing machine) thaaat much...
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Postby Heather » Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:00 am

That is a very nice corset, one of the best underbust ones I have seen. I think the earliest reference to wearing an underbust corset is during is the 1890's. And those are usually labels as a negligee corset. I did see a patent for an underbust corset from the 1880's. It looked very much like yours.
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Postby julievictorian » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:50 am

<drools> that is a beautiful corset!!!! i love long line underbusts and the shape it gives you is fantastic!!!!!

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