My Victorian Corset :)

It has long been my intention to make myself a Victorian corset. But I never got around to ordering a pattern for it. And I was convinced that I needed a pattern. However, after a long time I finally gave up and decided to go ahead and make one anyway. So I did. Since I didn’t have a pattern I searched for some instructions online, there weren’t many, but I did find some. And with that and the aid of some photos I found I managed to come up with this:

My Victorian corset

Since this was very much an experiment, I had no idea how it would turn out, I didn’t want to spend so much money on it. And I didn’t, I didn’t spend any at all! The fabric I used I already had in my stash, and then I used some of the boning I had too. This boning was plastic, and it shouldn’t have been that I suppose. But oh well. And then you’re supposed to use busks for the front, but I didn’t have that. So I decided to try and create something myself. I consulted my dad, and he suggested I’d use some of this metal thingie we had lying around.

My Victorian corset... sort of

We bent these bands, and they worked splendidly!

There are several things that I would do differently if I were to make another one (or when I make another one I should say). For example, I would make it smaller. Because as it is now I can wear it tightened as hard as it can be tightened. And that’s not so good. But once again, oh well. For an experiment I am happy with it! And you know what, it is actually really comfortable to wear! 🙂

And so here are a few more pictures. My sister Viktoria was kind enough to take these for me.
The chemise and the drawers that I am wearing I have not made myself. I bought them somewhere and I don’t know how suitable they are for this. But it works ok I think.

My Victorian corset

My Victorian corset

My Victorian corset

My Victorian corset

My Victorian corset

My Victorian corset

I tried climbing a tree, but the outfit wasn’t the best for it… ;P

My Victorian corset

Now I’m busy working on another Victorian dress. I am almost done with the skirt by now, and I am so far extremely pleased with it! I’ll share some pictures once that one is finished. 🙂

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6 Responses to My Victorian Corset :)

  1. Emily says:

    I just made a corset recently too! I scaled up an 1863 corset pattern I found online. It turned out wonderfully, as did yours!

  2. Aurora says:

    What a coincidence! Thank you for your compliment. 🙂 Where did you find that pattern?

  3. Emily says:

    You’re very welcome! Here is the link to the site http://haabet.dk/patent/39964/index.html and obviously the illustration is an exaggeration. This is where I found the link http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/red_corset.html it has a picture of it finished and some helpful construction pictures!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Your corset looks neat and very inventive. I’ll bet it was a lot of work. Nice photos, too.

  5. Aurora says:

    Thanks Emily! That could prove useful on a future occasion! 🙂

    Thank you Jennifer!

  6. Jeanie says:

    I want to make one

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