Corset-making is my sewing specialty. I am particularly fond of making garments that gently smooth and enhance an individuals natural shape and that provide exemplary bust and back support. I like to call these "working" corsets.
The majority of corsets worn in the past were working-type corsets, not fashion corsets. Most women simply did not sit around wearing fancy, restrictive clothing. Women worked, nursed, and raised children and performed a variety of physical tasks that would not have permitted the wearing of a restrictive garment. Many of these corsets were not "boned" using baleen, but only cord or twine and also featured buttons rather than clasps and were completely flexible.
Fashion corsets are corsets designed more for aesthetic appeal over comfort and support. In this type of corset you will usually find greater waist…
- Joined March 7, 2009