Farthingales worked with Grafische Photography and some awesomely fun models to create some images of corsets that were built at Farthingales using Farthingales products. The image to the left is of a "waist cincher" corset and an "over bust" corset. The over bust is made of two layers of coutil and a mix of both spiral steel bones and spring steel bones. It was inspired by a late 1800's corset. The waist cincher corset was made with one layer of coutil and silk peau du soie, it also has a mix of bones and was inspired by a 1900's waist cincher. Both corsets have a busk.
The image to the right is of a reproduction 1800's corset. I bought the vintage piece at a Flea Market and copied the pattern. It's made of a single layer of fabric; matte satin coutil in beige. Beige bone casing tape was used to hold the bones which were a mix of spiral bones and spring steel bones. The corset has been trimmed with blue Petersham ribbon, cotton eyelet and blue thread embroidery. A busk is used to close the center front.
All corsets displayed on this blog are made using only Farthingales Corset Making Supplies If you have any interest in corset making or costuming check out the web page and look for the Tips n Tricks section for more info.
If you'll be in Toronto October 12,13,14 2012 come see our booth at the Creativ Festival