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09 March 2005 @ 09:58 pm
The Great Corsetry Links  
Hi all.
For some time now I have been collecting links to Historical Corsets on the internet. I think this collection of links is fairly compleat at this point. I have arranged every link in chronological order starting with the 16th century up to the 21st century. There are listings of free patterns on the internet, Patterns for purchase by companies, Pictures and article on original corsets, How-to tips and tricks, Books, Supplies, Articles, and more.
If you have any links that you think I have over looked, feel free to mention them. This has taken a long time but has proven useful to me. You may recognize that I have posted some of these links before.
I would think that this entry should be made into a memory?

P.S. this is my first time using LJ cuts so I hope it works.

Corset Patterns and Information on the Web
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16th Century
Free Patterns
http://costume.dm.net/custompat/index.html The Custom Corset Pattern Generator. (Also check out the smock pattern generator: http://costume.dm.net/smockpat/)
http://www.sempstress.org/patterns/drafting/corsets.shtml Drafting a front side lacing corset
http://www.sempstress.org/pictures/patterns/cordedeffigy.jpg Effigy Corset Pattern
http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_corset.htm Instructions on drafting and constructing a 16th Century corset. (Also check here for smocks: http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_underwear.htm

Patterns for Purchase
http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/patterns/index.html Reconstructing History by Kass McGann has a late Elizabethen corset pattern with both the Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg (1598) and the Effigy Corset in one pattern
http://www.folkwear.com/ Folkwear has a corset pattern that will work for 16th Century called M’Lady’s Corset
http://www.mediaevalmisc.com/pp90.htm Medieval Miscellanies (Period Patterns) #90 has 2 corset patterns.
http://www.alteryears.com/renaissance/ren-womens.html Alter Years has 2 corset patterns: a tabbed and untabbed corset. They also sell corset supplies. (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/alteryears.htm )
http://www.mantua-maker.com/ Mantua Maker has a pattern for a Quilted Pair of Bodies from 1550-1630 (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/mantua.htm )
http://www.wingeo.com/index.html Winego has a pattern for stays with or with out straps. Looks like an under-bust.
http://www.margospatterns.com Margo Anderson has a line of Elizabethan patterns. Including an undergarment pattern set that has a corset. (Check out these reviews: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/MargoAnderson.htm http://costume.dm.net/reviews/margospatterns.html )
http://www.amazondrygoods.com/ The pattern catalog has a pattern for a Pair of Bodies for Tudor and Elizabethan costumes listed
Costume Connection has 1 pattern that has a corset. It is the Spanish Infanta Margherita’s gown from the late 16th Century Spain. Based upon the Spanish Queen Margherita's famed painting, the pattern includes corset, wheel farthingale, farthingale skirt, bum roll, dress, upper skirt and pelerine. Multi-sized girls 7 to 14 inclusive.

Pictures and Articles on original Corsets
http://www.elizabethi.org/uk/wardrobe/corset.htm Picture of the Effigy Corset on the Effigy

Construction and Additional Techniques
http://www.margospatterns.com/frontlaced.pdf#search='corset%20pattern' How to convert a back lacing corset to a front lacing corset. By Margo Anderson of Margo’s Patterns. http://www.margospatterns.com More helpful advice can be found at the Margo’s Patterns Yahoo Group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/margospatterns/ Including How to get into a corset by yourself, Directions for altering the corset pattern back for small shoulders and large bust and waist, and Resizing Margo’s Farthingale pattern for larger sizes.
http://costume.dm.net/corsets/index.html How to make an Elizabethan Corset.
http://costume.dm.net/corsets/history.html History of 16th Century Corsets
http://costume.dm.net/effigy.htm Article on the Effigy Corset
http://www.modehistorique.com/elizabethan/effigy.html Article on Effigy Corset
http://www.modehistorique.com/elizabethan/secondeffigy.html New improved Article on Effigy Corset
http://www.geocities.com/smmcaleese/Corset_Wisdom.doc How to make a corset pattern using cardboard class handout. (Also check out the Fathingale handout: http://www.geocities.com/smmcaleese/FarthingaleWisdom.doc)
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/tudor.htm Photos on the Tudor Corset and Spanish Farthingale from Jean Hunniset’s book Period Costumes for Stage and Screen: Women’s dress 1500-1800 From Farthingales’ website.
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/wheel_farthingale.htm Photos on the Elizabethan Corset and Wheel Farthingale from Jean Hunniset’s book Period Costumes for Stage and Screen: Women’s dress 1500-1800 From Farthingales’ website.
http://www.dunard.org/aands/Caitlinsundies/Undiesdocum.htm Article on 1565 Under garments (Also see this link for a layer by layer of the clothing of the time: http://www.dunard.org/aands/Caitlinsundies/chemise.htm)
http://www.sempstress.org/gallery/effigy.shtml Pictures of two Effigy Corset reconstructions
http://www.castilles.org/pages/artsarchive/corset_angalina.htm Article on corsets
http://www.raveness.com/renaissance/ Article on corsets
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/ren02-under.htm Italian Renaissance Underpinnings: a dress diary. (Corded corset)
http://www.saragrace.net/3E_4_QEW_Corset.html A Pair of Bodies: a dress diary (effigy corset)
http://jeffpost.homelinux.org/sckaye/Costume/undergarments.html#flc Another corset dress diary
http://realmofvenus.renaissancewoman.net/wardrobe/corset.htm Article on corsets in the Italian Renaissance
http://www.geocities.com/technically_naked/corset.htm Another article on corsets in Renaissance Italy
http://www.jwlhyferdewinter.50megs.com/photo3.html Fitting of a Renaissance corset dress diary
http://www.saragrace.net/3E_4_QEW_Corset.html Late Elizabethan Corset: a dress diary
http://www.ladybrooke.com/costume/corpspique/details.htm 16th century corset for an SCA Arts and Sciences compitition.

17th Century
Free Patterns
http://www.vincents.demon.co.uk/stays/stays.htm Stays: A Brief History. How to make 17th Century stays using the Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg (1598) pattern in Janet Arnold’s Patterns of Fashion

Patterns for Purchase
http://www.mantua-maker.com/ Mantua Maker has a pattern for a Quilted Pair of Bodies 1550-1630 (check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/mantua.htm )

Pictures and Articles on original Corsets
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14962&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=4&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1640-60 English Stays from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.costume.dm.net/va/pc.html 1660 Sleeved Stays (Also see book Fashion in Detail: the 17th and 18th Centuries for pictures and drawings and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s link: http://images.vam.ac.uk Do an Advance Search and put in Museum # T.14&A-1951)
http://www.costumes.org/history/leloir/vol10/plate1.jpg 1675 English boned bodices from the Museum of London drawings by Leloir
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=733 1670-80 Stays from the Museum of London (back view)

18th Century
Free Patterns
http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/schnitte/s1700a.shtml Corset patterns (also check out: http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/18corset.shtml for instructions on how to make 18th century stays.)
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/leloirX2.htm Two Corset patterns from Leloir
http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/100pages/18thpatterns.htm Mid 18th Century corset pattern from Kohler

Patterns for Purchase
http://www.jpryan.com/ J.P. Ryan has a pattern for strapless fully boned 18th Century Stays. (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/ryan.htm )
http://www.mantua-maker.com/ Mantua Maker has a pattern for a pair of Georgian Stays 1720-90 (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/mantua.htm )
http://www.tailorsguide.com/ Tailor’s Guide has a pattern for 18th Century partially boned Stays
http://www.harriets.com/ Harriets has a pattern for 18th Century stays. Back laced with front lacing for adjustments 1760-80 (The picture of the original corset shown is from Karen Augusta: http://www.antique-lace.com/date1/0089/0089.htm ) (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/harriett.htm )
http://www.burnleyandtrowbridge.com/ Burnley and Towbridge own the Mill Farm Pattern line. Mill farm has a pattern for 18th Century jumps or leather stays
http://www.butterick.com/index.html Butterick has a corset pattern out (#B4254) (Check out thes reviews: http://www.livejournal.com/community/corsetmakers/97164.html http://www.marariley.net/stays/staysinstructions.htm )
Period Impressions has a pattern for half boned stays (check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/pi.htm )

Pictures and Articles on original Corsets
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/4subjectsearch/lingerie/lingerie18th/lingerie18.html Corsets from 1700-99 from Bissonnette on costume at Kent State University Museum
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1700/03-000009_d Early 18th Century Stays at the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) (Also see the book Revolution in Fashion for more pictures)
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record&key=8900 1730-40 English Stays at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record&key=14368 1750’s Italian Stays at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
http://www.marquise.de/database/dbout.php?name=k17xx_1a&pfad=1700 Mid 18th Century stays http://www.marquise.de/database/dbout.php?name=k17xx_1b&pfad=1700
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=18143&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=4&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1730-70 European Stays from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.antique-lace.com/date1/2368/2368.htm 1740-60 American Linen Strapless stays from Karen Augusta.
http://www.vintagetextile.com/new_page_257.htm 1750’s Stays from Vintage Textiles
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/Extreme_Beauty/9.r.htm 1750-60 Italian Stays at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) From their Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed Exhibit. (Also check this link: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/18sil/ho_C.I.40.173.6a-e.htm)
http://www.nwta.com/patterns/pics/ebaystays/ebaystays.html 1750-60 strapless stays that were auctioned on e-bay.com
http://www.sallyqueenassociates.com/stays.htm Sally Queen’s article on 1750-70 strapless stays from George Washington's Fredericksburg Foundation http://www.kenmore.org/
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/18sil/ho_C.I.50.8.2.htm Late 1760’s French corset from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1760/05-000224_b 1760’s Stays with attached sleeves laced front and back from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) (Also see the book Revolution in Fashion for more pictures)
http://figdev.cit.cornell.edu/2003/costume/1769_corset.html 1769 Strapless Stays from the Historical Costume Collection at Cornell University
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1760/11-000337_a 1760-70 Stays from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) (Also see the book Revolution in Fashion for more pictures and a pattern)
http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/njwomenshistory/Period_1/Linenwood.htm 1760-70 Linen and Wood Stays from the New Jersey Historical Society
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eudr/hod_C.I.39.13.211.htm Stays Third quarter of the 18th Century from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/ObjView/1030.JPG 1775 Stays from Musee McCord Museum
http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseAction=SM.nav&UUID=281EDB96-CB99-4DFA-B23E53F02322AD26 1775-80 Stays from the Museum of Costume, Bath (Also see the article here: http://locutus.ucr.edu/~cathy/rd/augcorset.html)
http://www.kipar.demon.co.uk/female_rococo.html 1770-80 Shift, Stays, and Hoops from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) (Link is at bottom of page.) (Also see the V&A’s link: http://images.vam.ac.uk go to Advance search and put in Museum # T.909-1913)
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=286214&did=800 1780 Strapless Stays from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA)
http://www.antique-lace.com/date1/0089/0089.htm 1786 American Stays missing shoulder straps from Karen Augusta
http://www.chs.org/textiles/images/x1983655.jpg 1780-90 stays from the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) http://www.chs.org/textiles/stays_det.htm
http://www.heyerlist.org/garderobe/images/1819%20kyoto%20inst%20stays.jpg Stays from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) Left one is dated at 1790, Right is dated as Early 19th Century (Also see the book Revolution in Fashion for more pictures)
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/18sil/hd_18sil.htm Article on 18th Century under garments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://home0.inet.tele.dk/drewscph/underpinnings_.htm Mostly 18th Century images of stays. One pattern and some images early underpinnings and recreation clothing (Also check this companion site for hoops: http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/dress_supports_in_18th.htm)
http://www.costumes.org/history/leloir/hoopncorset.jpg Mid 18th Century Stays and Hoops from Leloir (Also see this link for more pictures and patterns: http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/leloirpatterns.htm)
http://www.costumes.org/history/leloir/vol10/plate23.jpg 1710-20 French Stays and stomachers from the Musee du Costume, Paris Galliera drawings by Leloir
http://members.localnet.com/~barnwood/stayspics.htm Images 18th Century Corsets most are already listed above.

Construction and Additional Techniques
http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/18corset.shtml Article on how to make 18th Century stays. (Also check out: http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/schnitte/s1700a.shtml for more patterns.) (Also has instructions for making Panniers: http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/paniers.shtml and Shift: http://www.marquise.de/en/1700/howto/frauen/18chemise.shtml)
http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/progetti/vkors.shtml 18th Century Stays: a dress diary
http://www.marariley.net/stays/staysinstructions.htm How to make 18th Century stays using Drea Leed’s Custom Corset Generator. Also a review of Butterick’s 18th Century corset pattern. (Butterick’s site: http://www.butterick.com/indexflash.html) (Also check out http://www.marariley.net/shift/shift.htm for instructions on making a shift to wear under the corset.)
http://www.nwta.com/couriers/11-97/Lacing.html How to lace Stays.
http://homepage.mac.com/festive_attyre/research/lacing/lacing.html More Spiral Lacing
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/pannier.htm Photos of the 18th Century Corset and Panniers from Jean Hunniset’s book Period Costumes for Stage and Screen: Women’s dress 1500-1800 From Farthingales’ website. (Also see the 18th Century Pocket Hoops http://www.farthingales.on.ca/pocket_hoops.htm)
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/18stays.htm The making of Diderot Stays from Corsets & Crinolines: a dress diary
http://web.comhem.se/~u31138198/1700underwear.html Another dress diary for the Diderot Stays from Corsets & Crinolines

19th Century
Free Patterns
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/1830_pattern.html Pattern and instructions for an 1820-40 corset.
http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/articles/1853stays.html pattern for 1853 Corset (also in Corsets: A Visual History)
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/swiss_pattern.html Pattern and instructions for an 1860’s Swiss Waist.
http://haabet.dk/patent/Waist.html Patents for corsets with patterns
http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/godey/fashion/di.html Corset Pattern from Godey’s Lady’s book August 1857 (Also at this link: http://www.waistedminds.com/images/godey.jpg) (also in Corsets: A Visual History)
http://www.tudorlinks.com/treasury/freepatterns/w1869scorset.html 1869 Corset

Patterns for Purchase
http://www.agelesspatterns.com Ageless Patterns has 51 patterns for corsets from 1868 to 1910 (10 of those patterns are for girls) (Check out these reviews: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/ageless_patterns.htm http://www.livejournal.com/community/corsetmakers/64896.html )
http://www.lavoltapress.com/ Books by Frances Grimble. Fashion in the Gilded Age: Volume 1 Undergarments, Bodices, Skirts, Overskirts, Polonaises, and Day Dresses 1877–1882 has 7 corsets, 1 hoopskirt, 2 bustles, 1 pair drawers, 19 chemises, 2 corset covers, 2 chemisettes, 4 petticoats and 1 petticoat train. Reconstruction Era Fashions: 350 Sewing, Needlework, and Millinery Patterns 1867–1868 has 6 corsets, 2 crinolines, and 3 bustles
http://www.lafnmoon.com/ Most widely recommended pattern for Victorian Corset (Check out these reviews: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/lm.htm http://www.livejournal.com/community/corsetmakers/64268.html http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=3259 )
http://www.corsetsjardiniere.com Custom Drafted corset patterns.
http://www.pastpatterns.com/ Past Patterns has 9 corset patterns from 1820’s to 1908. (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/pastpatterns.htm )
http://www.simplicity.com/ Has recently put out a civil war costume line that includes corsets (Checkout these reviews: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/simplicity.htm http://www.farthingales.on.ca/simplicity_9769.php http://www.farthingales.on.ca/simplicity_7215.php http://elizabethstewartclarkandcompany.com/SA/SA3/SA3.5/SA3.5.3/Simplicity%20Pattern%20Review.pdf http://www.livejournal.com/community/corsetmakers/64730.html There are 5 reviews for 9769 from www.sewing.patternreview.com http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=8371 http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=7092 http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=5311 http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=2901 http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=2728 )
http://www.fcsutler.com/fcpatterns.asp Fall Creek Sutler has an early 1860’s corset pattern in their Civil War collection.
http://www.mantua-maker.com/ Mantua Maker has 3 corset patterns that fit in this time: A Regency Corset from 1800-20, an 1865-80 corset, and an 1870-95 corset. (Check out these reviews: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/mantua.htm http://www.farthingales.on.ca/regency.php )
http://trulyvictorian.netfirms.com/index.html Truly Victorian has an 1890’s Corselet to wear over a blouse.
http://www.harriets.com Harriet’s has 5 corset patterns that fit in this time: an 1850’s Corset (Kit available), Douglas and Sherwood Corset 1858 (Demi hoop built in to the lower part of the corset), 1860’s Waist Cincher (light French Corset) (Kit available), 1880’s Victorian Hourglass Corset Also a girls 1860’s corset. Also has some corset making supplies.
http://www.amazondrygoods.com/ Amazon Drygoods has 2 Corset patterns listed (I do not know the maker of the patterns): Victorian/Gay 90’s corset, Edwardian Corset (These patterns may also be found at http://www.richardthethread.com/ Who also carries corset supplies)
Period Impressions has corset patterns: 1860’s Light French
Heidi Marsh has 3 corset patterns (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/heidi.htm )

Pictures and Articles on original Corsets
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/4subjectsearch/lingerie/lingerie19th/lingerie19.html Corsets from 1800-99 from Bissonnette on costume at Kent State University Museum
http://www.antiquecorsetgallery.com/ Pictures of antique corsets and other underpinnings. Mostly 19th Century but some older and some newer.
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1820/04-005140_a 1820’ Corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI) (Also see the book Revolution in Fashion for more pictures)
http://www.mfa.org/artemis/fullrecord.asp?oid=324676&did=800 1820’s Corset from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=13491&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=4&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1815-20 stays from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.meg-andrews.com/showitem.php?item=247 1820 Sample Stays
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/19sil/hod_1992.365_1987.238.htm 1830’s American Corset and Petticoat from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.centraalmuseum.nl/database/Item.phtml?ItemId=181&Terug=1 1830’s Corset from Central Museum
http://www.chs.org/textiles/images/1974869a.jpg 1820-40 Corset from the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) http://www.chs.org/textiles/images/hr197487.jpg
http://images.vam.ac.uk/images/photo/sch/20000525/high/mb47-037.jpg 1835 corset from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) (If link doesn’t work try here: http://images.vam.ac.uk Do an Advance Search and put in Museum # T.3-1929)
http://members.tripod.com/Jes24601/id75.htm 1840’s corset that was auctioned on e-bay.com
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14908&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=4&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1840-50 stays from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=165 1851 Corset from the Museum of London (Also see the back view: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=160)
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=738 1851 Corset made for the Great Exhibition from the Museum of London (Also see this link: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/exhibits/bodies/corset.htm)
http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/installations/hoopskirts.shtml 1850-70 Corset at the bottom of the page from the Steeled for Style: Hoop Skirts of the Civil War Era Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=734 1861 Acrobatic Corset from the Museum of London (Back view)
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1850/16-003159_a 1865-75 Corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI)
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14890&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=3&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1860-70 Corset from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://images.vam.ac.uk/ixbin/hixclient.exe?_IXSS_=%2asform=search_form%26_IXMAXHITS_=15%26_IXDB_=default%26%24%3dIXALL=corset%26_IXSESSION_=&_IXSR_=by2&_IXSPFX_=full/t&_IXMAXHITS_=1&_IXFIRST_=8&submit-button=summary&_IXSESSION_= 1864 Corset from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) (If link doesn’t work try here: http://images.vam.ac.uk Do an Advance Search and put in Museum # T.169-1961)
http://figdev.cit.cornell.edu/2003/costume/1870_corset.html 1870 Corset from the Historical Costume Collection at Cornell University
http://figdev.cit.cornell.edu/2003/costume/1875_corset.html 1875 Ribbon? Corset from the Historical Costume Collection at Cornell University
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1870/14-000212_a 1880’s Corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI)
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/french80/index.html 1880’s French Corset from the Long Island Staylace Association
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=735 1881-85 Strapped Corset from the Museum of London (Back view)
http://members.tripod.com/Jes24601/id75.htm 19th Century Corset that was offered on e-bay.com
http://images.vam.ac.uk/images/photo/sch/20030114/high/1021-011.jpg 1883 Corset from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) (Also see the back: http://images.vam.ac.uk/images/photo/sch/20030114/high/1021-012.jpg) (If link doesn’t work try here: http://images.vam.ac.uk Do an Advance Search and put in Museum # T.84&A-1980
http://www.antique-lace.com/LadiesUndress/0086/0086.htm 1890’s Corset from Karen Augusta
http://www.antique-lace.com/LadiesUndress/2330/2330.htm 1890 Corset from Karen Augusta
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14897&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=3&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1880-90 Belgian Corset from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/19sil/hod_C.I.45.27.htm 1891 French Corset from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.antique-lace.com/LadiesUndress/2389/2389.htm 1895 Corset from Karen Augusta
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14892&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=3&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1890-1905 French corset from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.antique-lace.com/LadiesUndress/1802/1802.htm 1890-1900 Corset from Karen Augusta
http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/korsett/korsett.shtml Original 19th and 20th Century art from advertisements of corsets and other underpinnings.
http://www.corsetsandcrinolines.com/ 19th and 20th Century. Buy antique corsets and clothing, look at the costume timeline. Also visit the Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/corsetsandcrinolines/
http://www.victoriana.com/corsets/corsets.html Images of Corsets from Lord and Taylor 1881
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/victorianspoons/index.html Images of Spoon Busk Corsets from 1880-95
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/MOLsite/piclib/pages/bigpicture.asp?id=154 1891 Corset ad from the Museum of London
http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1892corset.jpg 1892 Corset Drawing from Harper’s Bazar (http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1892corsetcover.jpg Corset cover from 1892)
http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1893corset.jpg 1893 Corset Drawing from Harper’s Bazar (http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1893corsetcover.jpg Corset Cover from 1893)
http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1893morningcorset.jpg 1893 Morning Corset Drawing from Harper’s Bazar
http://www.costumes.org/history/victorian/lorrainesscans/1898summercorset.jpg 1898 Summer Corset Drawing from Harper’s Bazar
http://rescot.home.att.net/Thompson/thomson.htm 1895 Thompson’s Glove Fitting Corset
http://hal.ucr.edu/~cathy/dress/und.html Fashion Plates of corsets from 1791 to 1822.
http://www.fathom.com/course/21701726/index.html The Secret History of the Corset and the Crinoline from the Victoria and Albert Museum
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/19sil/hd_19sil.htm Article on 19th Century undergarments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/index.html Corset images including a maternity/nursing corset
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/thefashionablelady/index.html Images from the Fashionable Lady in the 19th Century Published by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/historischkostuummuseum/index.html Images from the Historisch Kostuum Museum (Historic Costum Museum) Exhibition entitled "Lijn in Balein" (Literally: "Line in Whalebone"), in Utrecht, The Netherlands (1987).
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery07/kulturstiftungruhr/index.html Images from "Kulturstiftung Ruhr", Villa Hügel, Essen, Germany (Cultural Endowment, Ruhr Valley) The exhibition: "Paris--Belle Époque" shown June to November 1994.
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery14/index.html Corset Ads from the Long Island Staylace Association
http://costume.osu.edu/Reforming_Fashion/reformdress.htm Article with images of Victorian clothes and undergarments http://costume.osu.edu/Reforming_Fashion/trouble_with_fashion.htm http://costume.osu.edu/Reforming_Fashion/reform_underwear.htm
http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/browseFTresults.cfm?trg=1&dstart=0&titleid=409369 Corset ads

Construction and Additional Techniques
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/em03_stay.htm 1800-05 Stays: a dress diary.
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/pp001.htm 1830-40’s Stays from Past Patterns: a dress diary
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/ribbon_corset.html Ribbon corset
http://www.softcom.net/users/unicorn/corset.htm How to make a Victorian Corset
http://www.regencygarderobe.com/Reproductions/ReproCorsets.htm Article on regency corsets
http://www.farthingales.on.ca/corset_class.html Farthingales has an on-line corset class.

20th Century
Free Patterns
http://www.marquise.de/en/1900/schnitte/s1900.shtml Pattern for 1908 corset (at bottom of list). Also check out this link on construction: http://www.marquise.de/en/1900/howto/korsett.shtml

Patterns for Purchase
http://www.pastpatterns.com/ Past Patterns has a pattern for a 1908 Corset (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/pastpatterns.htm )
http://www.agelesspatterns.com Ageless Patterns has a pattern for a 1902 Corset, and a 1910 Corset (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/ageless_patterns.htm )
http://www.corsetsjardiniere.com Corsets Jardiniere will make a Titanic era corset pattern for you.

Pictures and Articles on original Corsets
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1900/04-000727_a 1900 Corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI)
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/largeimages/5821.jpg 1900 Corset from Musee McCord Museum (Test from website: This cotton-lined silk and satin corset trimmed with lace and silk ribbon has metal boning encased in silk twill. It was made in Paris, France, at the end of the 19th century.)
http://www.museumofcostume.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseAction=SM.nav&UUID=FEF5AC4F-8B57-4E39-918F29D9E735C3F6 1900 Corset from the Museum of Costume, Bath
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/4subjectsearch/lingerie/lingerie20th/lingerie20.html 1905 Corset from Bissonnette on costume at Kent State University Museum
http://www.kci.or.jp/cgi-bin/collection.cgi?lang=e&path=1900/03-004680_a 1905 Corset from the Kyoto Costume Institute (KCI)
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/edwardian_corset.html 1905 "Thompson's Glove Fitting" Corset. Many images inside and out.
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14906&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=2&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1903-09 Corset from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/object.php?irn=14909&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=3&CostumeTheme=Underwear 1900-10 Corset from the Manchester Gallery of Costume
http://figdev.cit.cornell.edu/2003/costume/1910_corset.html 1910 corset from the Historical Costume Collection at Cornell University
http://www.antique-lace.com/LadiesUndress/1804/1804.htm 1910 Corset from Karen Augusta
http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/ObjView/2616.jpg 1915 Corset from Musee McCord Museum
http://www.metmuseum.org/special/Extreme_Beauty/4.r.htm The Famed Jean Paul Gaultier Bustier Made for Madonna 1990 From the Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://www.metmuseum.org/Works_of_Art/recent_acquisitions/2000/co_rec_aaoa_2001.177a,b.asp A Male Corset from Sudan (Dinka peoples) Second half of the 20th Century from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://rescot.home.att.net/gossard/index.htm 1916 Gossard corset booklet
http://rescot.home.att.net/MadameGrace/madamegrace.htm 1921 Madame Grace corset ads
http://rescot.home.att.net/spencer/index.htm Late 1940’s Spencer Corset booklet
http://rescot.home.att.net/Spencer41/spencer_41.htm 1941 colorized Spencer corset ads
http://rescot.home.att.net/Charis/Charis.htm 1943 Charis Corset catalog
http://rescot.home.att.net/NuBone/nubone.htm 1952 NuBone corset ads
http://rescot.home.att.net/Spencer60/spencer_1960.htm 1960 Spencer corset ads
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/20sil/hd_20sil.htm Article on 20th Century undergarments from the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
http://luthientinuviel.com/importance_of_proper_corseting.htm “The Importance of Correct Corseting” from March 1911 issue of The Modern Priscilla
http://digital.nypl.org/mmpco/browseFTresults.cfm?trg=1&dstart=0&titleid=409369 Corset ads

Construction and Additional Techniques
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/titanic07.htm Titanic Corset from Corsets Jardiniere: a dress diary.
http://www.corsetiere.net/Spirella/Camp.htm Fan-lacing corsets
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/davesplace/Chistory.htm History

21st Century
Free Patterns
http://samleather.tripod.com/corsetmaking.htm Making an under-bust corset (Also at this link: http://www.darkleather.com/corsetmaking.htm)
http://www.dtta.dk/x/intro_uk.htm Under Interactivity
http://www.leningrad.nu/korsett/DOC/Neckcorset.pdf Neck Corset Pattern
http://blueperiod.suddenlaunch.com/index.cgi?board=sewing&action=display&num=1066143017 Neck Corset

Construction and Additional Techniques
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/shieldmaiden_corset.html Instructions for drafting Eowyn’s Shieldmaiden corset from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/picnic_corset.html Padme’s Picnic Dress Corset from Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones. (Lacing rings in use)
http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=8158555&replies=0 More on Padme’s Picnic Dress Corset from Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones.
http://www.padawansguide.com/flowered.shtml Even more on Padme’s Picnic Dress from Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones.
http://www.padawansguide.com/corset.shtml Padme’s Black Leather Corset Gown from Star Wars Episode Two: Attack of the Clones.
http://web.archive.org/web/20030605225317/http://waisted.com/ The Old Waisted.com Site. How to make a corset
http://www.leningrad.nu/korsett/DOC/Underbust%20Instructions.doc Instructions for making an under-bust corset
http://www.leningrad.nu/korsett/DOC/How%20to%20make%20a%20corset.doc How to make a corset
http://www.leningrad.nu/korsett/DOC/example_ubust_pattern.gif Under-bust Corset Patter
http://www.leningrad.nu/korsett/DOC/corset%20measurement%20guide.pdf Measuring for a corset.
http://www.manchestergalleries.org/costume/narrative.php?irn=187&QueryPage=index.php&themeback=1&CostumeTheme=Sexuality 1980-85 corset by Janet Reger from the Manchester Gallery of Costume

http://www.antiquecorset.com/ Gallery of historical corsets from the Unmentionables: 250 years of underwear 1720-1970 from the Vancouver Museum 2003
http://www.antiquecorsetgallery.com/ Antique Corset Gallery
http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/va/index.shtml Pictures of corsets and other underpinning and costumes from many time periods in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/ham/index.shtml Pictures of corsets and other underpinning and costumes from many time periods in the Museum für hamburgische Geschichte
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/STYLE/fashion/02/08/corsets/ Corsets and Exhibit in Restraint from FIT
http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/4subjectsearch/lingerie/lingerie.html Bissonnette on Costume Lingerie Collection
http://www.museopiraino.it/intimo/busti.htm Pictures of corsets from Museo del Costume di Palermo Raffaello Piraino
Many other Museums will have corset pictures

Auction Sites
http://www.antique-fashion.com/ Karen Augusta Auction site. Check out the Museum of sold items.
http://www.vintagetextile.com/index.html Vintage Textile Auction site.
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/contentmentfarmantiques/ilist/,cs=Antiques:Textiles:Clothing+And+Accessories,id=.html Auction site
There are many other auction sites that will have antique corsets. Also don’t forget e-bay.com

Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh (ISBN# 0878305262) is THE classic corset pattern book. (Check out this review: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/corsets.htm )
Waisted Efforts: An Illustrated Guide to Corset Making by Robert Doyle (ISBN# 0968303900) is meant to by the author to be a supplement to Norah Waugh’s Corsets and Crinolines. This book shows you how to draft your own corset patterns.
The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele (ISBN# 0300099533) is a great corset picture book.
Support and Seduction: a History of Corsets and Bras by Beatrice Fontanel (ISBN# 0810982080) is another great picture book.
Corsets: A Visual History Compiled by R. L. Shep (ISBN# 0-914046-20-9) A collection of corset illustrations mainly 1870-1930. Has two patterns: 1853 Stays from Godey’s Magazine, and 1857 stays. Both of these patterns are on the web)
The History of Underclothes by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington (ISBN# 0486271242) is a good book for the history of corsets.
The Little Corset Book: A Workbook on Period Underwear by Bonnie Holt Ambrose (ISBN# 0896761304) is a cute little book with patterns
Corsets: A Visual History by R. L. Shep (ISBN# 0914046209) is another corset book
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women C. 1560-1620 by Janet Arnold (ISBN# 0896760839) is the only of her Patterns of Fashion series that has a corset pattern. The pattern is for Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuberg’ pair of stays (1598) (Check out this general review of the series: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/ageless_patterns.htm )
Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915 by Katherine Strand Holkeboer (ISBN# 0896761258) is a book on making theatrical costumes but does has corset patterns.
Historic Fashion in Detail: The 17th and 18th Centuries by Avril Hart, Susan North, Richard Davis (ISBN# 0810966085) from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Collection. Has pictures and line diagrams of two corsets: Pink Silk Sleeved Stay 1660-70, Red Wool Stays 1770-80
Revolution in Fashion: European Clothing 1715-1815 by Jean Starobinski, Philippe Duboy (ISBN# 1558590722) from the Kyoto Costume Institute has pictures of corsets and a pattern for 1760-70 Stays and three dress patterns by Janet Arnold (Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century from the Kyoto Costume Institute (ISBN# 3-8228-1206-4) also has pictures of corsets and stays as well as the 1760-70 Stays Pattern, the dress patterns are not in this book.)
Costume Close-Up: Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-90 by Linda Baumgarten, John Watson, Florine Carr (ISBN# 0896762262) from the Colonial Williamsburge Collection Has a pattern for Strapless stays from 1740-60. The stays are very similar to other strapless stays that can be found in pictures (Also check out What Clothes Reveal: the Language of Clothing in Colonial and Federal America (ISBN# 0300095805) and Eighteenth Century Clothing at Williamsburg (ISBN# 0879351098) also by Linda Baumgarten for more images of stays.)
Fitting and Proper by Sharon Ann Burnston (ISBN# 1880655101) has a pattern for 18th Century stays
Tiddings from the Eighteenth Century by Beth Gilgun (ISBN# 1880655047) has a pattern for 18th Century Stays
Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress 1500-1800 by Jean Hunnisett, Janette Haslam (ISBN# 0887346103) has Theatrical Costume Patterns including 4 Corsets and many boned Bodices
Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women's Dress, 1800-1909 by Jean Hunnisett, Janette Haslam (ISBN# 088734609X) has Theatrical Costume Patterns including 5 Corsets. (Check out this general review of the series: http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/hunnisett.htm )
History of Costume: From the Ancient Egyptians to the Twentieth Century by Blanche Payne the 1965 Edition of this book has patterns in the back including 2 18th Century Corsets. I am not sure if the newest edition of this book has the patterns but the 1992 edition does not have the patterns
Many other Costume Books will have pictures of corsets. Maybe even a pattern here or there.

http://www.farthingales.on.ca/home.htm (http://www.costume-and-corset-supply.com/) Farthingales. For you corset needs. Also check out the comparisons of corset patterns http://www.farthingales.on.ca/corset_comparison.htm and bustle patterns http://www.farthingales.on.ca/bustle_comparison.htm
http://www.grannd.com/Merchant2/ Grand Garb for your corset supply needs.
http://www.corsetmaking.com/ Corset Making has everything you need
http://www.longago.com Long Ago has patterns, kits and boning
http://www.alteryears.com/ Alter Years has corset supplies.
http://www.richardthethread.com/index.html Richard the Thread has corset supplies.
http://www.corsetsupplies.com/ Corset Supplies has a good selection for all undergarment making needs
http://www.amazondrygoods.com/ Amazon Drygoods is a great catalog to have you will want both the general and the pattern catalogs.
http://www.greenberg-hammer.com/ Greenberg & Hammer has corset supplies. Also check out the storefront window. You can see the older windows in the archives.
http://www.hedgehoghandworks.com/ Hedgehog Handworks has corset supplies

Construction Articles
http://homepage.mac.com/festive_attyre/research/cording/cord.html Cording with Hemp Cord
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/sew/runners.htm More Cording of Corsets
http://homepage.mac.com/festive_attyre/research/diary/stiffeners.html Comparison between quilting and cording in corsets (renaissance)
http://homepage.mac.com/festive_attyre/research/lacing/lacing.html Spiral Lacing for corsets
http://www.modehistorique.com/elizabethan/boningtypes.html Corset Boning tips
http://www.vertetsable.com/demos_eyeletholes.htm How to make hand bound eyelets.
http://www.sempstress.org/techniques/eyelets.shtml Another article on hand bound eyelets.
http://www.hobbleskirt.com/CorsetLaceCalculator.html Corset Lace Calculator.
http://www.leenas.com/English/measure_women.html How to measure and http://www.leenas.com/English/draw_bodice.html How to draft a sloper and http://www.leenas.com/English/draw_women_corset.html How to make a corset from your sloper.
http://acrosstheages.tripod.com/NewFolder/scaled.html 3 methods of enlarging patterns
http://www.marquise.de/en/themes/resize/resize.shtml Another article on enlarging patterns
http://www.corsetheaven.com/corsets/corset_advice/Corset-class.asp Corset Construction Also see: http://www.corsetheaven.com/corsets/corset_advice/Corset-building.asp (These are apparently from Farthingales)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Historical_Corsets The Historical Corsets Yahoo Group has pictures, patterns and articles on corsets from 1500 to 1910
http://www.modehistorique.com/elizabethan/homedepot.html The Costumer’s Guide to Home Depot
http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/pp001_busk.htm A Short History of the Busk
http://www.geocities.com/prettylizabel/comparasins.html Corset Comparisons
http://www.geocities.com/ceh437/Lesson6 More Corset Comparisons
http://www.gbacg.org/Patterns/index.html The Great Pattern Review at the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Costumer’s Guild (GBACG)
http://www.nwta.com/patterns/pics/boning/boning.html What Whalebone looks like.
http://laracorsets.com/index.htm Lara Corsets has a gallery of antique corsets. She also makes reproduction corsets.
http://www.fathom.com/course/21701726/index.html The Secret History of the Corset from the Victoria and Albert Museum
http://f1.pg.briefcase.yahoo.com/toris_corsets Many free corset patterns gleaned from the web, most have already been listed.
http://www.staylace.com/gallery/gallery36/dessous&corsets/index.html Dessous et Corsets 1820-1970 Exhibit in 2004 from Viaduc des Arts (also try the gallery at this site: http://www.nuitsdesatin.com/)
http://www.staylace.com/resourcelist/diction.htm Corset dictionary from the Long Island Staylace Association
http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/C916 Article on corsets
http://speakeasy.org/%7Etraceyb/corset/form1.html Article on corset history
http://www.elegantlacing.co.uk/reading1.htm Article on corsets
http://www.corsetsjardiniere.com/sketchbook.htm Images of antique clothing and corsets
http://www.corsetheaven.com/corsets/corset.asp Many interesting articles on corset history, corset making, and corset wearing
http://costumes.topcities.com/reviews-patterns.html Pattern reviews including Corsets Jardinière - 1910's Corset, J.P. Ryan - 18th Century Strapless Stays, Laughing Moon Mercantile #100 - Ladies Victorian Underwear, and Mantua Maker #1810-3 - 1800-1820 Corset. (Also reviews books: http://costumes.topcities.com/reviews-books.html and movies: http://costumes.topcities.com/reviews-movies.html )
http://www.costumebeginner.com/corsets/contents.htm Helpful information for beginning corsetry.

Reproduction Corsets
http://www.rossetti.vispa.com/index.html Rossetti has several reproduction historical corsets, mostly 18th century based.
http://www.geocities.com/staymaker/index.htm Reproduction 18th Century and Victorian corsets
http://www.laceembrace.com/ Lace Embrace Corsets makes Victorian and Edwardian corsets to your measurements
http://www.periodcorsets.com Period Corsets has 8 corsets from 1660 to 1912. Also has Chemises, hoops, bustles, and petticoats.

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Pitufinapitufina on March 10th, 2005 06:14 am (UTC)
Wow! This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to look at this list more closely... .
lethalgyrl on March 10th, 2005 07:41 am (UTC)
holy cow. looks like i know what i'll be doing for the next week.....
Caturah Winterhartcaturah on March 10th, 2005 08:28 am (UTC)
Thank you for going to so much effort!
Mariepandaemonaeum on March 10th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC)
Is this in 'memories' yet? ;)
42redmonkeys: wear a corset42redmonkeys on March 10th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
ohh rock on sister!
this is a great wealth of information you have collected!
thanks for sharing it with us all!
hissykitties on March 10th, 2005 02:20 pm (UTC)
This really should go into the memories! Thank you!
Taheruhersekhmettaheru on March 10th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a wonderful resource. Thank you for the amount of work you put into this.
Laralaracorsets on March 10th, 2005 03:18 pm (UTC)
I have photos of the antique corsets in my collection on my web site. They are there to be shared with the world, you may want to have a look:
corsetracorsetra on March 10th, 2005 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks to all
Thank you all for your wonderful comments. I have this all in a Word Document so if anyboody wants a copy my e-mail is at the top of the document and I will send it to you directly. (it looks a little more neat in the word doc.)
Lara I thought I had you in there but I guess I didn't. You have now been added, thanks.
If any of the links do not work, I want to be informed.
Forge Fashionforgefashion on May 21st, 2006 08:11 am (UTC)
Re: Thanks to all
I'm have to add in my 'wow' for all your intense research........and yes please I'd love a copy of it sent to my e-mail forgefashion@gmail.com!
electradesignselectradesigns on March 12th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Jeepers. You sure have been busy. I always wondered how you managed to always have so many helpful links so qucilky. :)
corsetracorsetra on March 12th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Well I always hated it when I found something cool, then went back to look again, and couldn't find it. And since we have about 5 or 6 computers that get on the internet in this house (and a few that don't) I was never at the same computer and would lose my links.
I enjoy doing research so much (except when it doesn't get any where).
I may not spend much time making corsets, but I like reading about them.
Re: links - electradesigns on March 12th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jessicalilmizcheezcake on March 14th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
This is a jack pot of info! Defiantly put it in the memories and I am saving it to mine. Thanks for sharing your wonderful research!

Lil Miz Cheezcake
corsetracorsetra on March 14th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Do you know how I can put it in to the momories?
(no subject) - lilmizcheezcake on March 14th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
corsetracorsetra on September 23rd, 2005 09:49 pm (UTC)
Some more links
Hi, yes I know that I posted this a long time ago, but it is in the memories and so It might help somebody.
The museum of Fine Arts Boston has a couple of early 19th century corsets. Their Museum numbers are
49.904 Early 19th century (Regency) with an unusual back
99.664.34 1820's corset.
46.88a 1830 corset with wooden busk.
46.1246 1830-40 Corset made by Caroline Adams
49.905 Early 19th century paneled corset

The 1815-20 Corset from Manchester Galleries appears to be the late 1820's pattern in Corsets and Crinolines.

1830's corset sold on e-bay http://www.corsetsjardiniere.com/1830s_corset.JPG

1840's corset (this one apears to have no busk pocket, and only has one bust gusset.)http://www.corsetsjardiniere.com/Corset1840s.jpg

1840's Corset that was sold on e-bay: http://members.tripod.com/Jes24601/id75.htm

There are some regency corset diaries out there as well
Across the Ages' regency corset diary she scaled up the Jean Hunniset pattern: http://acrosstheages.tripod.com/NewFolder/empireproject.html
You can see her finished corset here: http://acrosstheages.tripod.com/NewFolder/empire_gallery.html

Jenny la Fleur documented her regency corset progress in an online diary she also used an enlarged copu of Jean hunnisets pattern: http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/stays03_diary.htm
You can see the finished corset here: http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/stays03_pic.htm
And if it wasn't enough she went and made Past Patterns' Early 19th century corset as well: http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/pp001_diary.htm
Here is her short history of the busk: http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/pp001_busk.htm
And the finished corset: http://www.chateauwhite.com/jenny/diary/pp001_pic.htm

A Stitch in Time has a regency corset diary, to date it hasn't been finished.
Her inspiration can bee seen here: http://www.thegracefullady.com/stitch_in_time/regencycorset_inspiration.html
Her matierals list is here, she is using the Mantua Maker's pattern: http://www.thegracefullady.com/stitch_in_time/regencycorset_materials.html
And here is her journal: http://www.thegracefullady.com/stitch_in_time/regencycorset_journal.html

A corset diary using this pattern: http://www.koshka-the-cat.com/1830_pattern.html

Historically dressed has a regency corset in progress, she is using Jean hunnisets pattern: http://www.historicallydressed.com/historic/P-05-08.html

Lydian has a costume blog. She used Mantua Maker's pattern to create her corset. here is a link directly to the finished corset on her: http://lydianmode.blogspot.com/2004/07/picture_21.html
Here are the links to her progress: http://lydianmode.blogspot.com/2004_06_01_lydianmode_archive.html

So much to Sew's wonderful regency corset diary. (Used Mantua maker's pattern): http://www.pixelpoetry.com/somuchtosew/tmm_regencycorset_toc.htm

Maison Elegance has made costumes for herself and others. at the bottom of this page is a regency corset: http://maisonelegance.bizland.com/Workex.chtml

Costume college has a corset classes: http://www.costumecollege.org/ccclasses.asp

(Can you tell what I have been researching?)

Symington Corset gallery of Leicestershire 1875 to 1979 http://museums.leics.gov.uk/collections-on-line/BrowseCollection.do?key=68&groupOrCollection=BROWSE_COLLECTION#
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standgalestandgale on August 15th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
These two links:


will now be at:

but that itself is not working for me right now so I can't find her exact corset links.
thank you - corsetra on August 15th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Hell, Lillian Greenwoodlillian_green on October 4th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
oh. my. gawd. I love you. Thank you so VERY much for putting that fabulous list together!
olympia301mariepavey on October 22nd, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Impossible as it might seem, I found another great corset link:
Antiquecorsetgallery.com It is really well done and gives you an excellent idea of what corsets of the day looked like, what the differences are among them, and is just presented as well as anyone could.
corsetracorsetra on October 23rd, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
yup that one is already there, up in museums!

gosh I need to update this post, ah no time now.
Re: corsetra - mariepavey on October 23rd, 2007 11:02 am (UTC) (Expand)