Drab Green Silk Overbust Corset

This is a plus-sized Victorian overbust corset I made for a friend.  It has drab green dupioni silk cover material, flossing, lacing panel, and split metal busk.  In 2014 the busk ended up broken, so I decided to repair the corset by creating an entirely different closure.  I cut off the busk area and bound the front edges.  Then I riveted a copper plate from the plumbing department of the hardware store to a leather panel, edged it with brass crimps, and riveted all of it to one side of the corset.  I riveted picture frame hangers, offset, to the leather and to the other side of the corset, so I could use parachute cord to close the front of the corset.  It is backed with a hidden boned pocket for extra stability, since the copper plate is rather soft.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Drab green dupioni silk
Flossing: Beige buttonhole thread
Edging: Matching dupioni silk bias tape
Boning: 1/4″ flat spring steel and spiral bones
Piecing: 6 panels per side
Busk (original): 14″ metal straight double busk
Busk (repaired): leather, rivets, copper plate, picture hangers, parachute cord, backed with hidden boning for added stability

 

1880’s Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart

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.

1880's Blue and Cream Silk Sweetheart - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Purple and Black Lace Sweetheart

This is a bespoke plus-sized sweetheart overbust corset.  It has purple satin cover material overlaid with pattern matched black and purple lace, a lacing panel, and a split metal busk.

Fabric: Two layers of corset coutil, cover is satin overlaid with black and purple stretchy lace, lining 100% cotton broadcloth
Edging: Double-face satin ribbon
Boning: 1/4″ flat spring steel and spiral steel bones
Piecing: Panels and bust gores
Busk: 12″ metal straight double-busk

Purple and Black Lace Sweetheart - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing

This is a bespoke sweetheart overbust corset.  It has red dupioni silk cover material, contrast black stitching, flossing, lacing panel, lace edging, and split metal busk.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Dark red dupioni silk
Flossing: Black buttonhole thread
Edging: Black dupioni silk bias tape
Lace: Black slightly stretchy lace
Boning: 6 1/4″ flat spring steel bones, 22 1/4″ spiral steel bones
Piecing: 8 panels per side
Busk: 16″ metal straight double busk

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust v.2

This is a quilted gore Victorian overbust corset I made for a friend.  It has peacock dupioni silk cover material, contrast quilting on the gores, flossing, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Peacock dupioni silk
Flossing: Beige upholstery thread
Edging: Beige dupioni silk bias tape
Bust: Padded inside the bust area to enhance the apparent size
Boning: 1/4″ and 1/2″ flat spring steel bones
Piecing: 6 panels and four gores per side
Busk: 12″ metal straight double busk

Quilted and Flossed Silk Overbust v.2 - Quarter Front View, by Sidney Eileen

Plum Dupioni Sweetheart

This is a bespoke Victorian sweetheart overbust corset.  It has a plum dupioni silk cover, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Plum dupioni silk
Edging: Black double-face satin ribbon
Boning: 4 1/4″ flat spring steel bones, 14 1/4″ spiral steel bones
Piecing: 8 panels per side
Busk: 13″ metal straight double busk

Plum Dupioni Sweetheart - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Blue Silk Sweetheart

This is a bespoke custom commissioned plus sized sweetheart overbust corset.  It is made with blue dupioni silk cover, black lace accent on the bust, split metal busk, and a lacing panel.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Sapphire blue dupioni silk
Edging: Black double-satin ribbon
Boning: 1/4″ and 1/2″ flat spring steel bones
Piecing: 7 panels
Busk: 14″ metal straight busk with double-busk backing

Blue Silk Sweetheart - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Black Lace Edwardian Sweetheart

This corset is a bespoke custom commissioned overbust corset.  It is made with gored piecing, with burgundy satin cover overlaid with black lace.  It is edged with black satin ribbon and has a metal busk, lacing panel, and removable modesty panel.

Fabric: Two layers of corset coutil, cover is satin overlaid with black lace, lining 100% cotton broadcloth
Edging: Applied lace edging along bottom
Bust Panel: Removable bust panel of black satin with black lace overlay and edging
Boning: 1/4″ and 1/2″ flat spring steel bones
Piecing: Panels and gores
Busk: metal straight busk

Black Lace Edwardian Sweetheart, by Sidney Eileen

Plum Dupioni Silk Sweetheart Overbust

Plum Dupioni Sweetheart ThumbnailThis is a bespoke Victorian sweetheart overbust corset.  It has a plum dupioni silk cover, lacing panel, and split metal busk.

Plum Dupioni Sweetheart

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Plum dupioni silk
Edging: Black double-face satin ribbon
Boning: 4 1/4″ flat spring steel bones, 14 1/4″ spiral steel bones
Piecing: 8 panels per side
Busk: 13″ metal straight double busk

Red Silk Sweetheart Overbust Finished

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing - Front View, by Sidney Eileen

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing – Front View

This is a bespoke sweetheart overbust corset.  It has red dupioni silk cover material, contrast black stitching, flossing, lacing panel, lace edging, and split metal busk.

Core: Two layers of corset coutil
Cover: Dark red dupioni silk
Flossing: Black buttonhole thread
Edging: Black dupioni silk bias tape
Lace: Black slightly stretchy lace
Boning: 6 1/4″ flat spring steel bones, 22 1/4″ spiral steel bones
Piecing: 8 panels per side
Busk: 16″ metal straight double busk

Red Silk Overbust with Black Flossing - All Views, by Sidney Eileen