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Civil War Era Ladies Corset

This corset measures 34" bust and 27" waist. It will comfortably fit someone with a 30-31 inch bust and 23-24 inch waist

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. Please make sure that you read the "returns" section below. They had sold for $62.


It is made of heavy pre-washed cotton fabric. It laces up the back using lacing tape. The two ties meet at the waist. It has 8 flexible metal bones sewn into pockets made of bias tape. The top and bottom of the corsets are bound with bias tape. The materials I use provide enough strength to assure the proper shape and support while still allowing some degree of mobility. I have worn mine 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. The corset is made to take the strain, but your body is not. For health reasons, I do not usually recommend taking more than four inches off of your waist size.

I 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.

My clients and the quality of my products are very important to me. I welcome all correspondence from my customers.


Because this is a clearance item 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.

27" W 34" B - Clearance - Civil War Era Working Corset - Plastic lacing tape in back - metal hooks and eyes in front - in stock


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: heavy pre washed cotton fabric, metal boning, lacing tape, hook and eye tape
  • Only ships within United States.
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