1780’s stays


Costume design for Dangerous Liaisons

so for my final project before christmas break at uni I made a 1780’s corset inspired by an original v&A corset. As anyone knows I love fine detail and tailoring; so I loved this project. From the models measurements I made a basic block pattern and then altered it to a corset basic block to create a pattern that fits closely to the models torso then I started to alter the pattern into pattern pieces (as shown in the pictures below)



These photographs underneath show my finished corset.I am really pleased with the outcome of this corset, all the eyelets are hand sewn as I wanted to finish the corset historically accurate to the period; I especially like the small front eyelets as they look like little flowers. This corset would be suitable for film due to corset being constructed by machine but finished off by hand to let the viewers imagine the corset from the period.


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