Monday, February 14, 2011
On the cutting table: New 18th Century Corset
Hello! I have a corset that I can wear but it is now to large in the chest to the point that the center back overlaps when laced. Lordy! So, I am going to use the JP Ryan lightly boned corset pattern that picked up at Costume College in 2009. http://www.jpryan.com/ladiespatterns.html
I will follow the pattern pretty much but will want to bone it a bit more. The images you see are the coutil layer. I have a pretty resist printed drapery weight linen for the fashion fabric but I am having reservations with it - the stretch factor worries me. So, I may get a tighter weave silk or other fabric. I will interline it as well. Wish me luck, I haven't made a corset in a long time.