|Edwardian Corset with Victorian Undergarments|
|Truly Victorian Pattern TVE01|
I decided to go more Edwardian with my newest Steampunk outfit, and since I was due for a new corset (my good Victorian overbust one is a little worn out), I figured why not try out the 'pigeon breasted' style? (Also, I always like to try new things, rather than making the same old thing constantly.)
I did a mock-up, which was necessary but also felt like a waste of time, since it didn't seem to need any adjustments. However, after trying the finished product on with the boning finally in, I realized it was too long (cut into my upper thighs when sitting). I did opt for the longest variation of the sizing, since they said the longer the better. These photos are of before I made the adjustment, trimming 1/2 inch off the bottom, shuffling some of the spring steel stays about (for proper lengths in the proper places) and then sewing on new binding. Not a difficult fix.
|Spot Broche Single Layer Corset|
|'Bust Improver' Padding with Lace for Edwardian Corset|
I have to say, as ridiculously busty as it looks on me (see photo), it looks five times worse on my dress form, which apparently is only a 'B' cup and not as broad of shoulder. Also, doesn't look quite right in these photos, because lacking any Edwardian undergarments, I just adorned Victorian chemise and bloomers.
This corset will go beneath an Edwardian-style Camisole/Corset Cover, paired with a Riding Skirt (which is still under construction...), Pith Helmet with scarf, and some accessories.