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Elizabethan Effigy Stays(Corset) c. 1603 http://historicfrocks.tumblr.com/tagged/Elizabeth-Effigy-Bodies

Elizabethan Effigy Stays(Corset) c. 1603 http://historicfrocks.tumblr.com/tagged/Elizabeth-Effigy-Bodies

18th century Spanish stays (1770-1780) Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

18th century Spanish stays (1770-1780) Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Well, I finally can make installment #3 in making this Elizabethan dress! And it's Kirtle time! Or I guess, 'petticoat bodies' time would be more accurate in this case. I also apologize ahead of time for the picture quality. My only camera right now is my iPhone, and it's proving to be…

Well, I finally can make installment #3 in making this Elizabethan dress! And it's Kirtle time! Or I guess, 'petticoat bodies' time would be more accurate in this case. I also apologize ahead of time for the picture quality. My only camera right now is my iPhone, and it's proving to be…

16th Century Corset. This is an example of copying a period item but not understanding how it was engineered and why. The tabs on corsets were not, as these are, decorative. They help distribute the pressure of the corset off the hips and should be boned.

Artist: Cameron Hampton ~ Based on a Century Corset pattern ~ Artist's Description Nylon, wood busk, muslin, canvas, boning throughout

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