I am, once again, doing things. Yay for motivation. For this challenge I made . . . another corset.
Okay, there have been a lot of corset posts, but to be fair I need five total and they keep qualifying for different challenges, so go with it.
My fourth corset is for Gabriel, and ended up very nice.
The Challenge: #12 Shape and Support
Fabric: Peacock silk dupioni, olive silk dupioni, cotton coutil
Pattern: 1880s corded corset from Waugh's Corsets and Crinolines, drafted to measurements
Notions: Brown silk thread, brown polyester cording, spring and spiral steel bones, spoon busk, grommets, and 2/3 of a yard brown ribbon with ivy border
How historically accurate is it? The pattern and construction are good, but the lacing is polyester and the glitter printed ivy trim is way off. Considering that these are pretty minor points, maybe 90%, though the color may have been too out there for the time period.
Hours to complete: I had to take a break in the middle, so no clue.
First worn: Unworn as of yet, but hopefully photos will happen soon.
Total cost: $60?