The top and bottom edges of the corset were also bound with the purchased bias tape and - hard to see here - the seams were top-stitched in rust thread to match. A single layer of coutil makes for a strong yet thin corset which creates and holds the desired shape without adding bulk. This "diamond" coutil is one of the strongest coutils and is very tightly woven. Sometimes simplicity is beauty. The finished corset has simple lines and has been finished with minimal decoration.To find our more about this pattern visit our web site www.farthingales.on.ca and visit the Tips n Tricks section for more information or go directly to the "Buy Corset Supplies" section and check the list for "patterns". You'll also find this coutil and many others on our web site along with bones,busks, grommets, lacing and bone casing tape.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Corset Pattern for 1870-1895 Corset
A few months ago I made the Mantua Maker pattern for a 1880's corset. These are some details I incorporated. I used only one layer of coutil - "diamond coutil" #74-1130-20 and white bone casing tape (thre is a beig one that mathces the coutil, but I wanted my casings to be very obvious. This is an interior view of the back, the rust colour is pre-packaged bias that I used to bind the raw edge of the back facing. Notice the two bones on either side of the grommets and close to them.