Corset and bustle making

by Sophea

Corset and bustle making

Over the course of the last 2 weeks I have been doing skills making. First I have drafted a pattern for and made a bustle, followed by drafting the pattern for an making all elements of the corset (including the boning) from scratch. I have used templates from various pattern making books. The underwear is taken from the period of 1870-1890. The style of underwear of this period gave a silhouette as shown in the image (from To be more practical for women and with the introduction of new materials and quicker making methods, the corsets became ‘healthier’ to wear, with a large bustle and not a lot of width on the front.