1910s in a new era for me, so I need the proper underwear. Hence the new corset. I know next to nothing about corsetry, so this is a big learning experience and I am bound to make several mistakes.
I started with Festive Attyre's pattern as a starting point. Jen does an amazing job explaining the construction and pattern adjustment, BTW.
|The enlarged pattern.|
|Not the best fit...|
|The adjusted pattern.|
|Better, but still not right.|
Right on the money! I don't have much curve, but look at the way it hugs my hips and shapes them so nicely!
Yes, the bust is a bit high for 1910s corsets, which were mostly under bust or extremely low bust support and supplemented with separate brassieres. But for me, I see no point in a corset that gives next to no bust support and needs a bra to be worn with it. I have also seen historical examples of 1910s corsets with a slightly higher bust like mine.
|This one in particular showing higher-busted corsets|
for "full-figured" women. I have a larger bust, so I feel my
figure can apply to this category.
|Prior Attire's 1910s corset.|
So, now I am working in the final coutil fabric. I got it from Sew Curvy and the fabric is so finely-woven and starched, that it's like working with card stock!
I cannibalized my very first corset for the busk. It was a sorta-Victorian one based off Laughing Moon's pattern. It does not fit me at all anymore and never did fit just right. It has been worn to the ground and was well-loved. It makes me happy to know that it will live on in my new corset. :) Here is some documentation of it before I cut it up.
But it lives on now...
|The hook side put into the new corset.|
That's as far as I am now and I hope to finish it soon so I can make the dress! I am running out of time...