December 14, 2011

1911 corset sew along - inspiration


Tomorrow I'll post a list of supplies needed to make the 1911 corset. Until then, I'll leave you with this advertisement for Warner's Rust-Proof corsets.


This was published in The Washington Herald, February 19, 1911, as part of a full page ad for the Palais Royal department store. If you want to get lost in period corset advertisements visit the Library of Congress website. If you are like me you'll completely loose track of time. Have fun researching!

6 comments:

  1. I'm really happy about your sew along as I'm totally in love with this era's clothes, I'll be done with my version of the corset by the 2nd of January but would like to offer any encouragement I can to anyone else having a go, is there anything I can do, Joanne???? (hops excitedly back into the workroom...:) )

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  2. Is this corset meant to be overbust or underbust... or somewhere in between?

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  3. Munichjoolz, if you let me know of any difficulties you encounter while making your corset I can address those issues during the sew along. That will be a great help!

    Jenny, this corset will fall somewhere in between an under and overbust. The top edge will fall below the apex of the bust line, but will rise just above the under bust line.

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  4. Gosh I love this era, reminds me of Mary Poppins for some reason, can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  5. Since I thought I might need to make a late edwardian dress to go with this corset, I found this - an entire book on drafting women's 1912 fashions (from 1912). Since I can't even figure out how I found it (except by the magic of Google) I thought I'd share it here for anyone else that is interested.

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  6. Ryan, What a great set of period patterns. I think I'll post your link during the sew along so those that miss this post will be able to access these patterns!

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