Ladies' Regency and Romantic Era Corset, Corded and Theatrical Versions, with Chemise, approximately 1805*1840.
View A is a traditional lightly boned, corded corset with slashed and inserted gussets. The corset is lined and
corded with cotton string. It is constructed with 5 major pieces, shoulder straps, and eight gussets. The corset is
bound on top and bottom. Metal eyelets were invented in 1828 and can be used, or the eyelets can be hand worked.
View B is a theatrical version designed to give the same relative silhouette with a simpler construction. It has seven major
pieces, shoulder straps, and two gussets. Suggestions are given for boning. Chemise: It is constructed of two major
pieces with shoulder straps, sleeves, and sleeve gussets. It has a drawstring neckline all the way around. View A
Fabric: Fabric and lining of white sateen is recommended. A light twill or medium broadcloth can be used. View A Notions:
20 size 00 grommets. 12" wood, metal, or bone busk recommended, actual size determined by the maker (a paint
stir stick will work). 44" or longer lace. 1 yard of 1/8 wide ribbon. Embroidery floss. Cotton butcher's string or cooking
twine, about 1/16 to 3/32 wide, length dependant on cording pattern. Tapestry needles size 20 or 22. Needle nose pliers.
Spiral or flat steel bones, length and amount determined by maker. View B Fabric: White sateen or a light twill, broadcloth
can be used for lining. View B Notions: 20 size)) grommets. 12" wood or metal busk recommended, actual
size can be determined by the maker (paint stir stick). 44" or Continued.