Art Nouveau Corset… kind of…

I’d like to continue in the mood of historical clothes for another moment and share something else I’ve made some time ago. In a time when I was still young, thin and beautiful, haha…

Fate smiled upon me and for a few days I got a true original Art Nouveau Corset into my hands… and was able to take it home with me. I love historical clothing. It is one of my passions. So to be able to hold- and take home!- a piece was… awesome. Anyway. While I had it, I drafted its pattern, and tried to reconstruct it later. Of course, with alterations to fit it to my body. And this is what came out.

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I chose a classic look for my corset. I used white cotton, though it had a little bit of stretch, so it must have had something added. As an embellishment I took a dark brown lace, bias tape for the hems, and lacing.

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I was so happy how it turned out. Like the nice, clean look and the contrasting details…

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Fun fact. The whole corset was actually meant to be exactly reverse. It had garters instead of straps. After I made my pattern and returned the original corset it took a little while until I sat down to make my corset. I have NO idea why I turned it the other way round… Somehow I remembered it that way… And I realized what I was doing only later, once I was already almost finished. So I just went with it. How silly of me. But it works this way just as well :-)

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I am actually preparing to make another- Victorian- corset soon… Hopefully I won’t be delaying it for too long because of other projects, so you might read about that some time soon. I wish I could post other corsets I’ve made… for example a nice gothic underbust corset I’ve made for a friend. But she never gave me those promised photos of her in it… :-/

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