Please note: The corsets photographed are silk. This listing is for a plain cotton version. All other construction and detailing will be the same.
The corset will be constructed from English cotton coutil lined with cotton twill, cotton fashion fabric, cream cotton bias binding. It is boned with two types of boning--steel and historically-accurate reed boning. The reed allows the entire front of the corset to be boned, while remaining very lightweight. It also gives a lovely, slightly raised appearance to the boning channels, which mimics more closely the look of period corsets. An interior waist tape will be incorporated so that the waist will not stretch. Two metal bones span the front of the bust horizontally, these help with the conical decolletage and silhouette popular in the 18th century. The straps extend from the high back (which really helps maintain the perfect posture of the period) and tie onto the front. Busk pocket and wooden busk included.
The corset will spiral lace up center back with silver grommets. This can be changed to hand bound eyelets for an additional $60 fee. If you would like the upgrade, contact me and I will create a custom listing with the correct price for you to purchase.
For busts over 42", a combination of reed and steel will be used through the front of the corset, for added support.
I will need to know the following:
Underarm to waist, measured with arm relaxed at side
Desired cotton fashion fabric color. These can be made in nearly any color and shade. An attached image or link to an example of the color you would like is very helpful.
Looking for something a little fancier? Here is a version in silk: http://www.etsy.com/listing/84876119/18th-century-stays-in-silk-custom-corset
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