The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
| Couture Corsets
An elaborately decorated costume, the
foundation of which is a 1901 style corset, cut from an original pattern
of the period. Constructed in silk dupion and velvet with spiral boning as a Rossetti sample, this corset and skirt were later used as Cinderella's ballgown for a masquerade themed pantomime in the Midlands!|
This classic "hour-glass" style is ideal as a wedding corset (as shown in the commission below) and can be combined with many different skirt shapes.
Below, the 1901 corset shown flat: hooked at the front and laced at the back.|
(Designed for "Cocoa" of Cheltenham")
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