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 plus-sized corded regency corset, made with drill cover and coutil interlining, with padded shoulder straps, a busk pocket, and fan lacing.
Corded Regency CorsetCore: One layer of corset coutil
Cover: Cotton drill
Edging: Cotton taffeta ribbon
Cording: Poly twist cord inserted between the coutil and drill
Piecing: three panels per side, two gores per bust, and two shoulder straps
Busk Pocket: 2" wide, 13" long pocket, opening at the bottom, hand-sewn eyelets tied with silk taffeta ribbon
Bust Drawstring: Silk taffeta ribbon sewn into the top edging at the bust
Shoulder Straps: Sewn at back, tie in front, padded over the arc of the shoulder