16th Century Corset
Made of green and gold silk damask, coutil, and lined with cotton. I’d originally wanted to make one that spiral laced front & back, but then realized how much longer that takes me to put on vs. a long lace and a non-period Victorian lacing layout… and since I wear this when I perform, speed in dressing is of the essence. It’s machine sewn except for the bottom binding, except that I foolishly decided to try the technique of not backstitching on my machine and instead, by hand, pulling the threads through to the back and hand knotting. WHOA, that took a huge amount of time (ok, but it does look really pretty)!