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Corset Design

By Danielle Hughes

Copyright 2013 Danielle Hughes

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Update – Currently I am considering if and how I would like to try to manufacture these ideas. Please be considerate in how you use them, especially if it is for profit.

The other day I came up with a corset design that was partially inspired by a tank top that I knitted that I finished as a reversible design. I used a special herringbone type stitch to make it reversible so the seam was a design detail and did not show as a seam when it was reversed.

I thought it might be possible to make a corset using this sort of seaming along with some other design details. One side benefit is that it could also be reversible. Here is a rough sketch that I did quickly.

I was doing research on corset construction. While I was looking at a website ~ Foundations ~ I had another corset technique/design idea. What if the basic corset pattern was cut on the bias, then sewn together with French seams large enough to be casings for the boning? T what if the bias technique shown was used on the outside for structural support and decorative detailing in an almost 1930’s Art Deco/Bauhaus sort of way? This garment would not need lining as the seams were already enclosed. If the bottom was extended in a Merry Widow [?] sort of way and had snaps ~ and it was made of chlorine resistant fabric and possibly had support over the shoulders or neck [maybe a tie?] it could be a body suit/bathing suit as well. This could be suitable for day to evening ware.

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