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Civil War Era Lined Ladies Corset

I have discontinued offering these working corset with the synthetic lacing tape in the back. Occasionally one of the loops in the back will break. I wanted to offer something more dependable so I've switched to offering only corsets with metal grommets in the back. I am looking to clear out my inventory. I only have one of each most sizes. Please make sure that you read the "returns" section below. They had sold for $62.


It is made of two layers of heavy, pre-washed cotton fabric. The seams in the outer layer have been felled for increased strength. It laces up the back using durable lacing tape. The two ties meet at the waist. It has 8 flexible metal bones sewn into the corset between the layers. The materials I use provide enough strength to assure the proper shape and support while still allowing some degree of mobility. I have worn my unlined corset while sewing at craft shows and re-enactments for several years and I am very pleased with the way it has held up.

Hook and eye tape is used as the front closure. This method of closing the corset is equal in strength to busk, but allows more flexibility and provides a more economical product.

My corsets will come to about the nipple line at the top and just over the top of the hip bones at the bottom. They will lift the bust line up a bit more than a bra will and give plenty of support. They are very typically of the corsets worn in the 1860's.

The corsets are machine washable. I recommend line drying.

These corsets are not intended to drastically reduce your waist size. They are working corsets, but can be used for formal dress. Many ladies like to personalize their corset by adding lace or trim.

I also include lacing instructions with each corset. This provides you with details on how to properly put on and wear your new corset. The instructions are printed on a bright colored slip of paper attached to your packing slip.


On average you will need to order a corset with measurements that are approximately 4" smaller than your size. Measure your bust and waist then subtract 4. If there is a corset available that is close to that size it should work for you. If you are smaller (Waist of 26" or smaller) you should subtract 3 from your actual size. Plus sizes (Waist of 38" or larger) subtract 5. If you have any questions please ask.


Because these are clearance items I will not be accepting returns. Please measure carefully and ask any questions ahead of time to assure a proper fit. Be warned that a loop may break - this is why I am discontinuing this style and why they are discounted.


Since a corset is something most people are not familiar with purchasing, we encourage correspondence. We will happily answer all your questions and do our best to assure a great fit. Please contact us using the "Contact Seller" button above or email us at heathertreadle [!at] aol.com

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44" W 50" B - Clearance - Civil War Era Lined Working Corset - Plastic lacing tape in back


  • Handmade item
  • Size: US 50 bust 44 waist - Women
  • Materials: heavy pre washed cotton fabric, lacing tape, hook and eye tape
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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