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October 2008

silk dupioni, cotton coutil, hand-dyed lace

application: Dickens Christmas Fair, tightlacing

Girdled Victorian Midbust

This regal purple Victorian mid-bust corset features an external waist tape forming a decorative girdle or belt. The edges are covered in hand-dyed cotton lace. This corset gives an eight-inch waist reduction when fully closed, and a proper Victorian silhouette. This client is currently training in this corset and has gotten the back to within two inches of fully closed. Once fully closed, the hips and bust will fit more snugly, as planned during the design phase of the project.