Corset – 1840’s

The corset’s tailoring has been designed on the basis of the preserved specimen that is one of the exhibits of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It has only one fastening in the form of lacing on the back. The corset has breasts’ gussets that have been sewn through with strings in order to reinforce it. The front and side spiral bones have been covered by a decorative string appliqué. At the front of the corset there is a wooden busk. It is a simple slat of ash wood, covered with wax. The length of straps can be adjusted. The corset has been sewn of non-bleached linen.