Overbust corsets are non-conical, non-bra overbust corsets popular for modern wear. Historic periods of use range throughout the Victorian and Edwardian, and include all manner of piecing styles involving panels and gores.
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.
1880's Blue and Cream Silk SweetheartCore: 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.