Criss-cross flossing

 

Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.
Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.

Another beauty from Bath. I’m afraid I failed to take photographs of the outside, but the inside is very beautiful and interesting none-the-less. The fabric is not a million miles away from the lovely mink coutil I use (via Sew Curvy) and the patterning is very clean. Understated and elegant. And who knows if the lacing is original, but I love how similar it is to the ecru flat lacing from VenaCava.

Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.
Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.

So much of antique corsetry is hard to replicate due to its use of specialised industrial equipment. But this piece is pretty straight forward. You wouldn’t even need a twin-needle machine (as evidenced by the fact that the channels are not stitched perfectly parallel). A piece like this could be quite accurately recreated on any domestic machine (though I’d recommend an old Singer 99k or 201, they can handle corsetmaking no problem).

Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.
Courtesy/copyright of Bath Fashion Museum.

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