J’adore la Belle Époque

Uh-oh.  I think I feel a new obsession coming on.  Victorian and Edwardian corsets, staples of the era of beauty.  I want them, I love them, I NEED to make them!  I’ve been researching for a couple of days now, getting the hang of terminology and materials, phrases like ‘figure training’ ‘and ‘shaping bones’ and supplies like ‘grommets’ and ‘coutil’.  It’s like trying to learn Russian (девушка)!

I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for these holiday gifts:

Corsets and Crinolines

Corsets and Crinolines

Corsets - Historical Patterns and Techniques

Corsets - Historical Patterns and Techniques

The Basics of Corset Building
The Basics of Corset Building

Perusing the most beautiful corsets ever made:

Corset

Vintage Corset

Antique Corset

Antique Corset Exhibition at Hycroft Mansion. Photo by Beckyi of TrunkofDresses.com

Antique Corset

Antique Corset. Photo courtesy of Lace Embrace

Corset
Lace Embrace custom corset. Photo courtesy of Lace Embrace

Ignoring this fact:

Corset Effects

Effects of Corsets

Making corset-themed treasuries on Etsy:

Victorian Treasury

Victorian Treasury

And being amazed at how the Queen of Corsets, Cathie Jung, not only sleeps in her corset, but has managed to figure train herself down to an 18″ waist:

“To put on a corset properly is as much of an art as to make a corset properly.” – Anna Held

Happy Sunday!

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