How to Make a Corded Regency Corset

How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Finishing Details

Add the Busk Pocket – (will open in a new window so you don’t loose your place here)

The pocket on this particular corset will open on the bottom, and laces will hold the busk in place.  If you are orienting your pocket to open up, just reverse the orientation when you attach it to the corset.  The busk pocket can also be added on the inside of the corset instead of the outside.

How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

 

It is now ready for the raw edge to be trimmed and bound, as described in How to Edge a Corset and, because of the shoulder straps, How to Edge Around Tabs. (both will open in a new window)

 

If you want one, add the Bust Ribbon (will open in a new window)

The bust ribbon is a small ribbon along the front of the bust which can be tightened to cinch in the top of the bust slightly, or just tied into a nice little bow for decoration.  For this corset I used a narrow silk taffeta.

How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

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This photo shows the bust ribbon pulled slightly, so there is some gathering along the top edge.

 

Grommet the shoulder straps and the back edges, or create hand-stitched eyelets.  I was running short on time for this particular project, so I used metal grommets all around.  The shoulder straps are smaller grommets than the back edge.

 

Regency Corset - Finished Outside, How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Regency Corset – Cover
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Regency Corset - Finished Lining, How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Regency Corset – Lining
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This particular corset included period fan lacing.

Add all the lacing to the corset, and it should be finished.

Corded Regency Corset - Finished, How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Regency Corset – Front Flat
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Corded Regency Corset - Finished, How to Make a Corded Regency Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Regency Corset – Back Flat
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To see additional photos of this corset, please visit its portfolio page.

 

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    • This tutorial discusses structural cording, which is intended to help stiffen a corset, and in that case the cord channel is made by stitching together two layers of fabric. For decorative cording (like accents along seams) you usually want to fold fabric around the cord, like piping.

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