By Jill Salen
25 beautiful and historically accurate pattern of corsets 1750-1917 taken from private and museum collections. Each stunning example is accompanied by a pattern, photographs and drawings, plus an historical overview giving invaluable insight into making up these period pieces. This book also contains two step-by-step projects, a 1790 hand stitched corset and a 1900 machined corset.
The book includes practical advice on construction and period detail, from inserting gussets and split busk insertion to eyelets and flossing. Students of Costume and Fashion should find this a necessary addition to their bookshelf.