Leather and Coutil Grommeted Underbust – Open, Outside View
This corset is a light lacing underbust I made for myself. It uses two layers of unbleached corset coutil, covered along the waist and at the front and back with leather, grommeted in place. It is also edged with leather, is flossed, has a lacing panel, and is front lacing.
Fabric: Natural color, unbleached coutil
Flossing: Buttonhole thread
Edging/Belt Overlay: Lightweight leather
Grommets: 108 total brass #00 grommets
Boning: 1/4″ wide flat spring steel bones
Piecing: Six panels per side
This corset is inspired by some of the “health” corsets of the late Victorian, where mesh, grommets, and other open designs were used to make corsets lighter weight and decrease heat retention.
I made this corset for myself without a mock-up. It has a 3″ gap in the back and a suspended lacing panel.