PeriodCorsets

Period Corsets

Seattle, Washington
| 3,600 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    Shop through our website: PeriodCorsets.com
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/periodcorsets/
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeriodCorsets/

The creators of Period Corsets ® are sometimes dubbed the “Corset girls from Seattle”. This is where we design, pattern, cut and stitch our corsets, petticoats and everything you see here.

Period Corsets® is eternally on a quest to encapsulate the impossibly shifting graceful female form in all its varied permutations. Our corset shapes are universal yet imbue history in each era's Period Silhouette. Whether you are costuming for Ibsen or Shakespeare; Period Corsets® is your link from the present to the past.

Since 1996 we have made custom costumes, historic corsets and underwear ensembles. In 2001 we focused our talents exclusively on our best-selling creation, a retail line of historic undergarments called “Period Corsets®: Your Complete Source for Historic Undergarments”.

Today we’ve come full circle and are offering custom costumes made-to-order. We use our classic period shapes, high quality standards, and our trademark clean construction techniques to create your one-of-a-kind garment. Each fabric is lovingly picked for its resonance with the historic period, its superior quality, and how it fits in with the whole ensemble. If you are looking at our circa 1660 Cavalier look and the colors start to hum in your mind—that’s when we know we’ve achieved the harmony of style, shape and color to which we aspire.

Please peruse our shop; if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, email Hilary with your personal costume requests. Happy shopping!

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 4, 2022

Shop through our website: PeriodCorsets.com
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/periodcorsets/
and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeriodCorsets/

The creators of Period Corsets ® are sometimes dubbed the “Corset girls from Seattle”. This is where we design, pattern, cut and stitch our corsets, petticoats and everything you see here.

Period Corsets® is eternally on a quest to encapsulate the impossibly shifting graceful female form in all its varied permutations. Our corset shapes are universal yet imbue history in each era's Period Silhouette. Whether you are costuming for Ibsen or Shakespeare; Period Corsets® is your link from the present to the past.

Since 1996 we have made custom costumes, historic corsets and underwear ensembles. In 2001 we focused our talents exclusively on our best-selling creation, a retail line of historic undergarments called “Period Corsets®: Your Complete Source for Historic Undergarments”.

Today we’ve come full circle and are offering custom costumes made-to-order. We use our classic period shapes, high quality standards, and our trademark clean construction techniques to create your one-of-a-kind garment. Each fabric is lovingly picked for its resonance with the historic period, its superior quality, and how it fits in with the whole ensemble. If you are looking at our circa 1660 Cavalier look and the colors start to hum in your mind—that’s when we know we’ve achieved the harmony of style, shape and color to which we aspire.

Please peruse our shop; if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, email Hilary with your personal costume requests. Happy shopping!

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About PeriodCorsets

Sales 3,600
On Etsy since 2009
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Period silhouettes for all sizes and body types

Period Corsets is a dedicated team of highly skilled stitchers with a passion for precision. We have been the provider of corsets and costumes for the performing arts for over 20 years. Defined by exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance we are driven by a passion for artistry and a commitment to the highest quality. Each garment is handmade in Seattle, Washington, and our work has been featured around the world on stage and screen.

Whether you are looking for meticulously researched and designed historical corsets, petticoats, skirt supports and underwear for a film or theatrical production or a sophisticated, one-of-a-kind look of your own, Period Corsets offers complete period undergarment silhouettes from all historical eras as well as custom designs. Each creation is characterized by the careful attention to detail, innovative patterning and fine precise stitching that have become Period Corsets’ signature.

Period Corsets has always been a small, woman-run business, locally owned and operated, and we place a premium on exceptional customer service. Founded in 1997 by Susan Davis and Becky Kaufman they were joined in 1999 by Hilary Specht Coffey, the current owner. Over the years, our family has grown into a strong team of talented individuals.

Shop members

  • Hilary

    Owner

    The Captain of the ship, Hilary is the owner of Period Corsets. and head patternmaker. She leads the Period Corsets team as shop manager and your customer service guru from 2000 to 2012, when she bought the business and expanded the team.

  • Orion

    Head Corset Maker

    O'Rion is our production coordinator, First Hand and lead corset stitcher. He is our in-house sage for all things sewing quality standards and assists in patternmaking.

  • Sara

    Office Manager

    Sara is our office manager, she organizes and maintains the business side of things while trying to keep the team happy and well cared for.

  • Kristine

    Petticoat Queen

    Kristine is our Petticoat Queen, she's in charge of the cutting and construction for all of our petticoats, skirt supports and underwear. Her most important role is that of toast mom (Period Corsets official toast time is at 10:45 everyday!).

  • Vanessa

    Stitcher/entertainment Committee

    Determined and hard working with a passion for costuming, Vanessa is our in-house entertainer and expert shop dog wrangler.

  • Anna

    Stitcher

    Anna came to us as an intern. We liked her so much, we made her part of the team!

  • Maddie

    Stitcher

    Our in-house historian and fact checker. Precise stitching is middle name!

  • Laura

    Stitcher, Poet Laura-ette

    Class clown and stitcher, Laura keeps us entertained while hard at work.

  • Doris

    Cutter

    Doris is our cutter, she's a master at matching patterns, pairing fabrics and working with our finest fabrics.

  • Susan & Becky

    Founders

    They started Period Corsets our retail line of historic undergarments in 1997 with the two styles: circa 1890 Theodora and the circa 1860 Julia. Every year they added new garments and more talented team members.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Welcome to our Etsy Site.

The creators of Period Corsets ® are sometimes dubbed the “Corset girls from Seattle”. This is where we design, pattern, cut and stitch everything you see on our web site.

Since 1996 we have made custom costumes, historic corsets and fancy underwear ensembles. In 2001 we focused our talents exclusively on our runaway best selling creation, a line called “Period Corsets®: Your Complete Source for Historic Undergarments”. Today we've come full circle and are offering custom costumes made-to-order on this Etsy store. We will still be using our classic period shapes, high quality standards, and our trademark clean construction techniques that our fans have become so used to.

In our store you will fine one-of-a-kind garments and ensembles, each fabric lovingly picked for its resonance with the historic period, its superior quality, and how it fits in with the whole ensemble. If you are looking at our circa 1660 Cavalier look and the colors start to hum in your mind—that’s when we know we've achieved the harmony of style, shape and color to which we aspire. You might also find some whimsy tossed in for good measure.

Please peruse our shop; if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, email Hilary with your personal costume requests. Happy shopping!

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Guarantee/Return Policy: We stand behind the quality of our products. If you are less than pleased with your order we will gladly accept it for exchange or a refund for the full price of the merchandise less a 10% restocking fee. Returns and exchanges are accepted within ten (10) days of shipment and must be pre-approved by phone or email. Customer is responsible for shipping on all returns and exchanges.

Sale items, custom items, including our brocade corsets and corset-making supplies or items showing signs of wear will not be accepted for return and will be sent back to the customer at their expense. Refer to each item's description for return information. In some cases we may extend store credit.

All cancelled orders, 60 days or more from initial payment date, will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.
Payment
We accept Paypal, Direct Checkout, and Etsy Gift Cards. We are happy to work with you on any emergency orders needed right away. Please let us know your deadline date at time of purchase or before ordering.
Tax will be charged if you live within Washington state.
All cancelled orders, 60 days or more from initial payment date, will be charged a 20% cancellation fee.
Shipping
Made-to-Order items will be shipped within 3-5 weeks of placing your order (depending on quantity ordered).

In-Stock garments will be shipped within 7 business days of placing an order.

Regular shipping within the USA is USPS or FedEx Ground.

International shipping outside the USA: Please let us know when you need your items so we can choose the most expedient shipping method to meet your deadline. This may involve additional shipping charges. Delivery times for each country varies.

International buyers are responsible for any and all customs charges, duties or brokerage fees that may be incurred. These charges are NOT included in the item price or shipping charges. Check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs may be.

Corset Supplies will be shipped within 7 business days of placing the order. We use US Mail for domestic and abroad. Delivery times vary widely, contact us if you need them by a certain deadline.

We are happy to work with your schedule should you need the garments or supplies sooner than our usual shipping schedule.

Please contact us with any special delivery requests.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders welcomed. Please email us for details.
Seller details

PeriodCorsets is considered a professional seller (known as a trader) in the EU. What's this?