So Fun..

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wow... I totally forgot how much I LOVE making corsets. I drafted and sewed this little little cincher yesterday. 

 I was inspired by the shape of early 1900's corsets, with the curved seams and flat front.  When you look at a close up of this style of corset, it has s-shaped seams, but the bones run up and down, not following the seam lines.  This was a little different from the standard princess-seam corsets I had sewn before.

I only used a total of 16 bones in my corset, and it is made of just 5 panels, but it has quite a curvy shape.  

I did a few other things differently.  I used flat felled seams on the front curved seams.  I then placed bone casings vertically  intersecting some of the curved seams.  I flat lined the whole piece in cotton twill.  I did not add a waist tape to this one (I didn't have any!), which I will put in my next one.

All that's left to do is add 4 wide garter straps, and possibly some lace!


  1. I love it! I've only made one corset ever but they are so fun to make that I should more often. The fabric is beautiful and I really like how curved the panels are.

  2. This is a work of art...and you made it in one day. Amazing.

  3. It's gorgeous! I love the romantic fabric and curved lines.

  4. *dies* this is so beautiful! Are you thinking about adding corsets to Ohhh Lulu's repertoire?

  5. Just lovely! I've had an early 1870s corset in the works for ages that has repeatedly been put on the back burner for things like grad school and regular clothes, and now a baby, but my goal is to get it finished up by the end of this year hopefully. We'll see what happens.

  6. I beg you to make this pattern available for purchase!


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