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Antique corset and bag [Sep. 7th, 2008|05:24 pm]
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I would love to know some more about 2 antique items i bought a month ago, maybe you guys could help me?

The first is a corset, the lady who sold both items told me this, she thinks the corset is dated around 1910.
This because of the straight lines.

From looking at the corset i concluded the following:
-made out of 1 layer of sturdy cotton
-boning chanels were made out of the seam allowances
-seems to be all flat steel
-machine made lace wich has been added later on, this you can notice because of the fact that 2 eyelets are coverd up because of the lace
-waisttape under the breast Not! on the waistline
-boning in the top to form cups
-boning goes straight over the hips ,but doesn't extend all the way
-busk extend little over hips but doesn't end with the corset and the corset has an extra closure with a mother-of-pearl button and loop of the same material as the corset.
-laces are not orginal

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Hello! [May. 28th, 2008|10:26 pm]
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[music |Maps by Yeah Yeah Yeahs]

I'm new here!  I just found this community because I bought a corset about two weeks ago in Dallas that I absolutely fell in love with!  I'm just having trouble 1) dating the thing.  I honestly don't know how old it is, and 2) finding some panties to go with it.

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Research [Mar. 26th, 2008|11:40 am]
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[Current Location |Uni]
[mood |sicksick]

Hi, I'm Amy.  I recently joined this community (two minutes ago).  I'm doing research on the background and evolution of corsets from their first incarnation through to modern interpretations for a college class.  I've collected a number of sources and I'm always looking for more.

I just came across this book titled "The History of Corsets in Pictures" by M. D. C. Crawford and Elizabeth A. Guernsey.  Is anyone familiar with this book?  I'm wondering if it could be considered a "credible" source.

Also, iron corsets.  Myth? Truth? Orthopedic braces used to correct spinal deformities or common Elizabethan corset construction?  I have conflicting opinions on this subject.  Any help would be appreciated.


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eBay antique corset auction luvies! [Oct. 15th, 2007|08:25 pm]
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Ladies and Gents

I was doing a random hunt about for something completely different and stumbled across this eBay auction here for an antique corset. And I thought some of you might be interested, at least in the pictures (and the flocking!).

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Has anyone ever seen anything like this? [Sep. 24th, 2007|08:37 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

I was doing my occasional trawl of vintage dealers online in search of reference material, and I came across this!  despite the almost modern geometirc cording it is listed as Regency.

Better pics, and back view which is just as cool available here.


Now am I insane enough to attempt this as my first cording project?

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(no subject) [Aug. 26th, 2007|06:28 pm]
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For those of you interested, this e-Bay auction for a beautiful black and yellow 1880s-mid 1890s corset has wonderful photos which show clearly how it is stitched, trimmed and flossed:


(PS, I am not the seller, do not know the seller and I will not be bidding....oh but I want to bid....)

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(no subject) [Jun. 22nd, 2007|02:01 pm]
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I would love it if anyone could share information or images of actual or re-constructued French corsets from the 1570s
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1880's [Jun. 10th, 2007|10:09 am]
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1890's [Apr. 17th, 2007|09:29 am]
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Le Petit Echo de la Mode article published on January 17, 1897.
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ribbon corsets [Apr. 14th, 2007|09:18 am]
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[mood |hopefulhopeful]

I have to write up a piece on the history of the ribbon corset.

I know that they were worn mostly to sleep in but that's it really. If anyone can point me in the direction of some online resources or books I'd be greatful.


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