Skip to content

Making (another!) Victorian Corset with Zip-Ties

If you’ve been following my blog or Youtube Channel for a while, you might have seen my first zip-tie corset, which, alas, due to lack of sewing experience and pattern fitting, turned out more like a straight tube.

I’ve learned a lot about garment construction since then, including the strategic use of curves, so a corset holds it’s shape automatically, without heavy boning. The victorians were masters at this art, and thus, most period corsets were only lightly boned with whalebone, or even cording, relying on the pattern to give shape to the corset.

I decided to try again, and this time (hopefully) construct a proper corset. Due to budget, I ended up using zip-ties again, since the texture is nearly the same a synthetic whalebone, and MUCH cheaper. I also, for the first time, bought a proper busk, though not a spoon busk, which again, was too expensive.

=

 

You might also like...
St. Martin’s Lanterns
St. Martin’s Lanterns

-On St. Martins day, we have built some paper lanterns:     [slideshow_deploy id='336']     Here is the folding Read more

Advent Calendar
Advent Calendar

If you want to make an advent calendar for your children, you may think that it 's tricky. But it Read more

Winter Slideshow
Winter Slideshow

[slideshow_deploy id='31'] Ein Tag aus dem Skandinavischen Winter: Fensterausblicke, Sonnenuntergänge und große Vollmonde. Winter sunset's and window lookout's in Scandinavia.

Subscribe to Aroundtheyear Update Alerts
  • Never miss Aroundtheyear News again
  • it's FREE
  • Never miss newly uploaded Videos on Youtube
  • Be always Informed
Your name and email address will not be sold.