I’m getting married Sunday and made my own wedding dress. It’s a 17th century style full body corset with an off the shoulder chemise and a full gathered skirt. The chemise is an ivory silk broadcloth, the corset is a light gold silk shantung with embroidered flowers and the skirt is the same gold silk shantung just plain.
When I was getting ready to make the corset I visited a number of web sites and tried to learn something about corset making. I also learned that the corset I decided to make was definitely not recommended as a first corset project. It took me about a month to make the whole corset and the worst part was the 36 grommets I had to install in the back to lace it up with. It turned out fantastic but I was wearing it for practice today and I don’t see how women used to get anything done wearing a corset. No wonder they were always faint.
Has anyone else had any experience making corsets and how did it go for you?