Here it is! My Titanic Era corset, also known an the ''Post Edwardian'' corset from Bridges on the Body. I made it during the Sew-along organised by Jo from that same blog. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. I used a cotton coutil in a cream colot with little navy blue stripes. For the trimmings, I used some bias tape in navy blue, some lace for the top trimming and some satin ribbons in navy blue for the laces in the back. The first 6 photos were taken this morning, just after I put it on. It was a little tight, but not that much for I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't have time to lace it properly. The last set of photos were takes some two hours after. I laced it tightly and properly, and was quite comfortable with it (as far as comfort goes with a corset). I wanted to wear it for a bit just to get the feel of it and to give me the idea of what it must have been like to be an young lady in the early nineteen teens. I had it on for about four hours, even tried to sew a little bit in it and ate lunch with it (of course, I wore an apron on top to make sure I wouldn't get it dirty).
Anyway, enjoy the pictures!
Oh and the piece of clothing I'm wearing under it wasn't really intended for this purpose. It's actually a nice vintage-looking nightdress I bought in Ireland a few years ago. I looked at it this morning and decided it would make a nice Edwardian chemise with the sleeves tucked in !
I had been siiting down right before the picture and didn't notice the bottom was lifting a little bit.
close-up on the lace trimming
Laced properly at last!
Looks good, doesn't it? Can't wait to have a nice dress to wear on top! I'll go and start working on it right now, and hopefully will finish it before april 14!