1880’s Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart – Front View

1880's Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart - Front View, by Sidney Eileen

1880’s Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart – Front View
 

1880’s Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart – Front View

This is a bespoke 1800’s style Victorian sweetheart overbust corset.  It has cream dupioni silk cover material, blue flossing, blue lace edging, lacing panel, and metal busk.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Cream dupioni silk
Flossing: Blue thread and blue floss
Edging: Cream dupioni silk bias tape
Lace: Blue box pleated sheer and lace
Boning: 1/4″ flat spring steel and spiral bones
Piecing: 8 panels per side
Busk: 14″ metal straight double busk

After completion, it was necessary to add two gores along each hip.

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