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This listing is for the corset only. The Cora Chemise is available in a separate listing. =)

This amazing underbust corset is made in my usual patchwork style from a high-end pewter, black, blood red, and pale light gold chenille paired up with a deep red, gold, and caramel floral damask. It is trimmed around the top and bottom edges with antique brass colored silk bias. It has a front antique brass stud/hook busk and laces up the back with antique brass grommets which lace up with flat black cotton heavy duty corset lacing tipped in metal aglets. It has a layer of built in heavy duty twill tape at the waist to enable tighter lacing and to enhance durability. It is interlined in heavy cotton coutil, a super tightly woven herringbone weave fabric made specifically for corsetry, and lined in a gold Victorian patterned damask. This particular corset is boned down the front next to the busk with 1/2" wide high carbon spring steel . The back lacings are reinforced with double thickness steel in a 1/4" width. The corset is also boned in another 18 places all around the torso with 1/4" high carbon flat spring steel for a total of 22 pieces of steel throughout, including the busk.

Actual garment measures:
Underbust (4 1/2" above waistline): 36"
Waist: 32"
Upper Hip (4 1/4" below waistline): 40"
Front Length: 13"
Side Length: 9"
Back Length: 13"

This corset will best fit:
Underbust: 36"-39"
Waist: 35"-37"
Upper Hip: 40"-43"
For reference, the smallest number in each fit range will have little to no gap at all at the lacings (if you fit into the smaller end and want a real gap at the back, go down another size). The largest will have 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" of gap, depending on your snugness preferences. The lacings are cut to accommodate up to about 3.5" of gap. If you'd like longer ones, just ask! =)

Sizing is a matter of personal preference, so please measure the following:

Ribcage: This is NOT your bra band size. Measure around your ribs beneath your bra band. The corset's top will fit you 4 1/2" higher than your waist. Ribs don't smoosh, so take the number you get here and compare with the actual corset's rib measurement. The difference will be your lacing gap. (If your ribs are smaller than the corset, this is not the size for you).

Waist: This your waist at its thinnest point, which will be higher than your modern waistline is. Measure this both firmly without constriction, and then again as tightly as you can. We all squish differently, so this will differ accordingly. Compare your tightly taken measurement with the corset's actual waist measurement, subtracting for any gap you'd prefer at the lacings. ***The measurements I quote in my fitting guidelines should be compared with your measurement taken without constriction, for reference.***

Upper Hip: This corset's upper hip will fall about 4 1/2" lower than your waist. Tie a string around your natural waist, and measure down 4 1/2". Measure around your torso at this point. When you lace your corset up, what you reduce at your waist will be pushed downwards, so there will be considerably less "squish" factor at the hips. Go by your actual upper hip measurement and use that to compare with the fit range I've listed above.

I ship packages just about every business day of the week, so expect about a 1 business day wait between payment and shipment. I ship US orders via Priority Mail w/Delivery Confirmation and Insurance. International orders ship via 1st Class Mail International.

Should you buy the wrong size and want to exchange, you will be responsible both for return shipping and shipping on any exchange item. Items must be returned in new, unworn condition within 3 business days of confirmed delivery confirmation receipt of the package. I'll then issue you the purchase amount, minus shipping costs, towards another purchase with me. I don't issue refunds.

Please email me with any questions. =) Thanks!

Victorian Patchwork Underbust Corset - Deluxe with Busk - Blood Red, Black, Gold, & Pewter - Fits Waist 35"-37"


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: high quality upholstery fabric, heavy cotton coutil, high carbon spring steel, double thickness european spring steel, heavy duty twill waist tape, cotton corset lacings with metal aglets, antique brass grommets
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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