Dressmaking – Undergarments – Part 5

After messing with the bustle a bit (for one, the ties were on the wrong side) and making a smaller chemise, the bustle is done and picture ready. Now I get to work on the corset, which I possibly should have done before the bustle.  The mockup is going slowly, mostly because I have no idea what I’m doing, but it is almost done. The actual corset should be begun later this week.


  1. I’m sorry, but I’ll never have another opportunity to do this, so – WOOHOO! SHOW ME YOUR GAMS!

    Anyways, it seems to be coming along nicely. The complexity of Victorian undergarments is what has always prevented me from adopting the fashion altogether. And you win +5000 gold stars for actually making your own corset. It’s a shame you can’t just order a plain one from a 1899 Sears Roebuck catalog for $20, isn’t it? Well, I suppose those are technically Edwardian, but whatever. I can’t wait to see what the entire get-up looks like when you’re done!