This style was fashionable from the late 1820 till well into 1840ties - this long line corset is great for achieving the correct period silhouette - smooth torso and high breasts and a smaller waist as it has more shape than Regency ones. it can be used as a Regency one and early Victorian one too.
The corset comes up to mid bust providing the support from below, and the breasts are contained by the chemise. Lacing all the way down the back, the purpose of the corset was gentle support while slightly restricting the waistline, and providing support for the bust. They are surprisingly comfortable too! Putting them on can take some practice - you will need to lean forward and hold up your 'assets' quite high up, just like with the regency one! - you can see more on the layers and how to put them on here
This is an experimental sample - I am testing my own pattern ( based on the original in LACMA ), as well as different sizing, fabrics etc - therefore the corset is offered at a discounted price.
*2 layers: cotton coutil and cotton twill
* extensively corded with cotton cord
* wooden busk and bones in front and back ( flat steel) and a spiral bone at each size seam
* bones secured with basic flossing
* wide shoulder straps for the 'off the shoulder' styles popular in the period
* inside finish modern, with stitching exposed - for a period correct handfinish ( or a lining to cover it up) please opt for a bespoke version)
* quality metal eyelets ( authentic from late 30s)
*long cotton lace
*measurements: waist closes at 28.5", hips 38", underbust 31", bust 36" -cups suitable for bust size B-D, can be regulated wiht the drawstring in front
Best suited size 10-12, and can be worn with the 2inches gap at the back, so perfect for waistline 30-33"
Here modelled on size 12/14 , 34F - the cups and the back too small, but wearable!
The position of the shoulderstraps can be altered with simple sewing in the front - but rememner, they do sit on the edge of the shoulder and are not supposed to sit square - a bit unnatural, but makes perfect sense with the wide, off the shoulder necklines!
Please bear in mind that although the wooden busks are quite sturdy, they are not undestructible - we have never had any break, but it is not impossible under strain please treat your corset - either weaing it or handling, with care.
Dry clean only, or careful spot clean with lukewarm water.