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:
Perusing the most beautiful corsets ever made:
Ignoring this fact:
Making corset-themed treasuries on Etsy:
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