Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Corset Collection

The black waist cincher on the left I wear all the time. I originally made it to wear with an 1880's bustle gown. The corset in the middle is Chinese brocade and is so tiny- 20" waist!  I can't believe this used to fit me! The corset on the right I made to wear to an exhibition of corsets at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Apparently I have 2 orange corsets. I'm not even really into orange but they were both made as part of a costume. The one on the left I hand beaded while watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs one year. It goes to a hot pink and orange can-can dancer outfit. The corset on the right is art of a 1900's-1910's black and orange Halloween costume. Every dot is sequined and the skirt has Beistle cats painted on it.


 

 
I could not get a good photo of the pink corset. In person it is not so shiny and is a lovely raspberry colour. It is an overbust corset with a drawstring at the top to make it secure.  The corset in the centre is a lovely gray/purple and also looks better in person. The corset on the right is my attempt at make a a more vintage looking corset.
 The corset on the left is from from around 1900. It is in rough shape, but I still think it is beautiful. Every seam has 4 channels of boning! The middle vinyl corset is the only commercial one, I think it's from Leg Avenue. Each corset has it's own color coded bag, and they all live in the box my hockey skates came in.

6 comments:

  1. They're all absolutely beautiful. :'D

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    1. thanks Bethany! You could design one and I could make it!

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  2. You watch the Stanley Cup playoffs, you own hockey skates and yet you wear corsets ... Nice! :D

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    1. I knew a fellow Canuck would understand!

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  3. Wow! What an amazing collection. I only have 3 corsets at the moment, maybe one day I can build up a collection such as this.

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  4. Wow! You make corsets? How talented!

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