1880’s Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart – Side 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.