This Regency corset pattern was created by me, Deb Salisbury, owner of The Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns. I designed the busk, but another company makes it.
This pattern includes 10 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 1 pattern sheet. It is printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag. All sizes 2 – 30 are included. You will also need boning to create this garment.
A variation available is that of the riding corset, with eyelets in place of the second hip gusset. This option allows for greater adjustability in the hip area.
The simple chemise-like garment of the early 19th century was worn over a chemise and petticoat -- and a corset, if she was over 17 years or a size A bust. The fashionable silhouette cannot be achieved if the bounce remains when the dancing stops. The long corset went out of fashion for a while, but came back with a vengeance.
The goal of this type of corset was not to reduce the waist, but to push up the bust. Reviewers complained that the fashionable lady’s bosom looked like a shelf aimed toward her chin. Others claimed her anatomy pointed east and west, instead of north.
1500 - 1820 Hardwood Corset Busk
The hardwood busk is approximately 14” long, 1/8” thick, 1 3/4” wide at the top, and 1 1/8” wide at the bottom. All dimensions vary slightly.
I include one page of historical information with your busk. I didn’t make the busk, only the information sheet. My supplier didn’t tell me what type of wood it is – I suspect that varies with the batch.
This type of busk was used to keep the front of a back-opening corset or stays upright and stiff. It fits my Renaissance Quilted Pair of Bodies, my Georgian Stays, and my Regency Corset.
Please read all instructions before touching your fabric. There are tips along the way to make your life easier!
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