Now it is too large and the lacings overlap. The shape is not correct and it does not hold the girls in very well. The problem? I need someone to help me fit the pattern properly. I was planning on using this corset for my current costume project but…
A message went out to the Australian Costumers Guild. It really was not a difficult task to distract me. I was off to the corset making workshop. Thanks to the wonderful Lynne, I now have a working pattern.
Here is my progress so far:
I based the corset on an 1890 corset pattern, based on an extant item. This was drafted to the original sizing, when women were an average height of around 5 feet.
I used a pattern with larger sizing and redrew the pattern pieces to fit the style of the extant corset pattern.
I then used this as a toile and my friend Lynne helped me with the fitting.
I will post more pictures as the corset progresses.
Of Costumes, Patterns and Fittings