19th Century Corset: Research

In order to make a period correct tailored waistcoat I am going to have to make the pattern using measurements taken whilst wearing a corset. This means making a 19th century corset. I have limited my research to the 1880s and 1890s, as this is the period my waistcoat is from.

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1882 and 1883 from ‘Victorian Fashions A Pictoral Archive’ by Carol Belanger Grafton

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1884 from ‘Victorian Fashions A Pictoral Archive’ by Carol Belanger Grafton

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1886 from ‘Victorian Fashions A Pictoral Archive’ by Carol Belanger Grafton

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1891 from ‘Victorian Fashions A Pictoral Archive’ by Carol Belanger Grafton

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late 1880s and mid 1890s from ‘Corsets and Crinolines’ by Norah Waugh

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1890 from ‘Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques’ by Jill Salen

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1890-1900 from ‘Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques’ by Jill Salen

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1890-1900 from ‘Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques’ by Jill Salen

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1890-1900 from ‘Corsets Historical Patterns and Techniques’ by Jill Salen

I have always admired the last two corsets, so here is my chance to make one. Mine will be white with blue stitching. Let the pattern cutting commence! Check out my Pinterest board on historical underwear for wider research.

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