Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Titanic corsets and inspirations
My big hurdle to making something Titanic era has been the dreaded corset of course. There are a lot of great patterns out there on the web, but after thinking about it I made the executive decision to NOT make a corset but to instead use my old Edwardian corset that I made in the GBACG Dark Garden corset class years ago. Despite weight fluctuations it still fits (it was drafted by Autumn for me, so rather well I might add!) While it's shape is definitely more S curve and earlier than most of the Titanic era corsets, that's a more flattering shape for me anyway. AND it's an overbust so I don't have to deal with the whole what-the-heck-I-have-to-make-a-freakin-bra-too?! problem. And I think that shape will work with the inspiration dress.
I did a search of the MET collections on Callot Soeurs, the designers of the above gown, discovered that they were four French sisters who started out in lace and lingerie. And that I love nearly everything they've designed, it's all so luxe and feminine! (I mean really, look at THIS!) Anyway I've pinned my favorites to my Edwardian/Titanic board on Pinterest if you're interested.