Custom 1870's Cotton Sateen Corset with Synthetic Whalebone, Flossing Upgrade XS-XXL
Made to order in black cotton sateen, with or without flossing option. Up to 32" waists.
This historical reproduction corset style is based on corsets from the 1870's. It is curvier than our standard Victorian corset patterns, with 2" more room in the bust and the hips. Nips in the waist, smooths the hips and torso, and supports a rounded bust without creating a dramatic lifted push-up effect. This corset will provide a moderate reduction (2-5") but is not intended for waist training. It is intended as a foundation garment for historical impressions. Cotton sateen fashion fabric, English cotton coutil strength layer, waist tape, and CF busk. Laces CB with two piece nickel grommets and black cotton cord.
These corsets are boned in synthetic whalebone, a product which has been shown to have properties most similar to the baleen used in extant corsets from this period. Synthetic whalebone is remarkable because it is light, flexible but strong, and comes in a narrow width, allowing us to replicate the rows of boning seen on historical corsets. It also molds to the body in the same way as whalebone once did, allowing the corset to take on and hold dramatic curves that are all but impossible with steel boning.
The sample corset features extensive hand stitched flossing in yellow thread. Flossing is decorative as well as functional--it holds the bones in place within their channels. You may choose machine flossing (machine stitching across the ends of each channel) for a more economical option.
Please contact us for custom fabric color options, silk satin upgrade, etc. We can customize this style in many different ways.
All Redthreaded corsets are handmade by us in our Colorado studio. Please see our other listings for custom sizing, corsetry for other historical periods, avant garde corsets, and other costume pieces.
SIZE CHART - this style has 2" more room in bust and in hip compared to this size chart
CURRENT LEAD TIME: 2-3 months. **Our custom corset order schedule is booked through July 2017. Please contact us to be put on the wait list for August and beyond. Any purchases made will be added to the next available time slot in August**
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