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nuranar From: nuranar Date: April 19th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC) (link)
That is such an elegant gown on you. It sets off your shape so beautifully!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2010 01:26 am (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! Well it sets off my shape in the corset anyway... it wouldn't be nearly so cute without all the steel boning! :>
nuranar From: nuranar Date: April 20th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC) (link)
*giggle* I know how that works! There are times when I get fed up with my vintage girdles, but the difference they make is so important, now that I'm used to how I look that way!
nuranar From: nuranar Date: April 20th, 2010 02:20 am (UTC) (link)
Ooh, I forgot to ask - what IS your corset, anyway? I've been longing to give late Edwardian a try, but haven't yet figured out a recommendation for corsetry.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: April 20th, 2010 12:38 pm (UTC) (link)
My corset is a replica of the corset in Titanic. The pattern was custom made for me for a gal who, unfortunately, is no longer in business.

It's really a hybrid, half way between an S-curve and a teens style underbust (like the one in Corsets and Crinolines).
nuranar From: nuranar Date: April 21st, 2010 03:42 am (UTC) (link)
That is extremely helpful, lack of pattern notwithstanding! How do the S-curve come into it? I've seen pictures of women in them, but never understood the design/engineering that makes an S-curve different from other mid/late Victorian corsets.
suededsilk From: suededsilk Date: April 21st, 2010 09:39 am (UTC) (link)
This is kind of related, so I'll throw it in: I've been wondering, as of late, whether or not a long underbust girdle like the Rago 1294 could conceivably work as a teens-era underbust corset, especially for a slender person (which I, admittedly, am not). Unlike a corset, it has stretch, but it seems like it gives a similar shape, squishing in the hips more than the waist. I have to imagine it would work in a pinch, though finding the right bra to go with it could be tricky.

Forgot to add - the toile looks great! :)

Edited at 2010-04-21 09:40 am (UTC)
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