Unfortunately I missed this week, but I was able to look at a few of my class mates notes to come up with adjusting an 18th century corset pattern.

18th Century Corset Pattern

The base pattern we are using is the ’18th Century Corset Pattern’ from ‘Period Costume for Stage and Screen‘.

The pattern when scaled up to full size will fit a size 12 model with the following measurements:

Bust 89 cm
Under bust 76 cm
Waist 66   cm
Hip 91.5 cm
High hip 87.5 cm
Nape to Waist Back 40.5 cm
18th Centruy stays pattern from 'Period costume for stage and screen'

18th Century stays pattern from the book 'Period costume for stage and screen'

At the end of last weeks lesson, we started to scale up the pattern and add the seam allowances.

Scaled up 18th Century stays pattern from 'Period costume for Stage and Screen'

Scaled up 18th Century stays pattern from 'Period costume for Stage and Screen'

Panel C (front side panel) pattern peice showing seam allowance, boning and hatch stitching placement

Panel C (front side panel) pattern piece showing seam allowance, boning and hatch stitching placement

Needed for next week:

  • corsetry fabrics
  • corsetry habby and notions
  • candle, jar and lighter/matches.
  • tracing paper and wheel.

Fabric, trimming and haberdashery suppliers

Design considerations for the corset

  • bias binding
  • hand worked eyelets/grommets
  • top stitching/hatching stitches/contrasting by hand
  • contrasting ribbon for straps
  • work on assumption that the corset will be seen and and plan fabrics and trims accordingly.

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Scaled up 18th Century stays pattern from 'Period costume for Stage and Screen'

Scaled up 18th Century stays pattern from 'Period costume for Stage and Screen'