Claire Hummel (shoomlah) wrote,
Claire Hummel

Black-and-Yellow Flossed Corset

So I've been wanting to try out the TV110 pattern/make a sturdy new foundation corset/practice flossing, and finally started to dig into it over the past two weeks. After receiving the Corsets: Historical Patterns & Techniques book this past Christmas, I decided to finish the pattern after the 1890's Black-and-Yellow Flossed Corset- the result isn't identical, especially seeing how I couldn't find trim worthy of matching the original, but I think it makes for a nice homage:

Here it is on me, if you'll pardon speckled mirror photos (better ones later, I PROMISE):

The flossing and cording, in full and in detail:

...And the lining, a subtle gold and green cotton to compliment the flossing:

The TV110 pattern was a dream to put together, and checking my measurements twice I didn't even have to adjust the muslin. I can lace this tighter, but wasn't too worried about getting the perfect silhouette for the photoshoot. The corset is technically three layers- black twill on the outside with external bone casing, and interfaced cotton for a clean lining. I used Farthingales 5/16" boning, which I am in love with as it just feel so damn sturdy, and couldn't be happier with how it feels.

Whew, I'm tired.
Tags: corsetry, truly victorian 110
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