Sunday, December 4, 2011
Corsets Corsets Corsets...
I think I found "the dress" to reproduce (different from my original idea of using a Laughing Moon pattern) , of course it will be different than the picture below, and will be a few years out of fashion for 1912 (the dress will be a 1910 model) but I will need the right undergarments. A fellow guild member has kindly offered to draft up her pattern in my size and I'm going to give it a go. I'm so excited. The corset will have to be done before I really start the dress but I can work on the dress mock up in the mean time. Here is the dress I want to make, the design will be completely different since I will be using the wedding dress lace but this is the shape:
This dress is from Jane Arnold's book Patterns of Fashion -2. Not sure what colour I will use, but the lace is a soft white.
Here are examples of the correct long line corset to be worn under this style. Very different from the Victorian or S-curve of the early Edwardian period:
You can see that some styles have garters to hold up stockings. Now just for eye candy, I found this dress: