HSF # 12 – Shape and Support

What the item is: Late Edwardian Corset (1910s)

The Challenge: # 12 – Shape and Support

Fabric: Cotton coutil, Silk ribbon and vintage cotton lace.

Pattern: Nehelenia 1910 Corset Pattern

Year: 1910s

Notions: Polyester thread

How historically accurate is it? Quiet fair. The Pattern is based on a extant corset from the 1910s. I have only used period appropriate techniques. But my polyester thread is  the game killer. So about 90 %

Hours to complete: SO MANY! But to be fair: About 3 hours of cutting, 4 hours of fitting and 10 hours of sewing. So all together about 17 hours in all.

First worn: Only for photos. But I am planning a 1915-16s suit

Total cost: ca. $ 110 USD

 

I must say. I really like this pattern. It is easy to sew and fit. It is so different from an victorian corset. Not tight at all! Fells like getting a big hug.

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Grandfathers memories

Today I wanna share some photos from my grandfathers photo album. There is a lot of my Grandmother, who is now dead. But no sad eyes, I never had the chance to meet her properly. She died when I was 1 year old.

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Perhaps my great great grand parents. 1904

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Picnic around 1904

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Grandparents around 1922

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Grandmother around 1950 – Just love that hat!

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Grandmother 1939

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Grandmother 1932

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Grandmother 1940

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Grandmother around 1940

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Grandfather around 1940

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Grandmother 1942

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Grandparents 1942

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Grandmother around 1942

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Grandparents 1942

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Grandmother around 1946