Post Edwardian Long Line Corset patterned from an original circa 1910-1914 cotton drill corset by blogger Bridges on the Body. Click above on 'Pattern Photo' to access the pattern.
Waist 23 inches, underbust 28 inches, hips 36 inches
One size. As this is a pattern that has been drawn up from an extant garment it is only in one size. I am the same size as the original wearer of the corset so I didn't have to alter the pattern. An intermediate or advanced dressmaker would have no problems re-sizing the pattern though.
Did it look like the photo once you were done sewing with it?
Bridges on the body re-created this corset for the historical sewing site 'Foundations Revealed' and my corset looks pretty much exactly the same except for the different coloured fabrics used, etc.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
On her blog Bridges on the Body has a step-by-step tutorial on how to construct this corset as well as a 1911 one in Nora Waugh's book 'Corsets and Crinolines'. The instructions were very easy to follow, with lots of pictures provided as a guide. As the instructions are on a blog if you have any questions you can ask the pattern maker direct!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I didn't dislike anything about the pattern. As I said before it creates an exact replica of an original corset and it is up to the sewer to alter it for their own size and shape.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
You are free to decorate the corset as you wish, I used broderie anglaise around the top and that's it. Other than that I didn't deviate from it at all.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would definitely sew it again and I highly recommend it to others who want to make an historical accurate 1910-1914 era corset. It is easy to construct and very comfortable to wear!
I love how this corset turned out and it wasn't nearly as hard to make as I thought it would be! In fact its probably been the most enjoyable construction process out of every historical garment I've made so far!
To read more about my experience with making this corset and to see more pictures please Click here to go my blog post