Finished Undergarments

Finished Undergarments

Photo: Dan Robinson

Finished, Side View

Finished, Side View

Finished, Side View

Finished, Side View

Photo: Dan Robinson

Finished, Detail View of Front

Finished, Detail View of Front

Photo: Dan Robinson

Finished Corset

Finished Corset

Photo: Dan Robinson

Finished Undergarments

Finished Undergarments

Mock-Up Fitting - Front

Mock-Up Fitting - Front

After this fitting, several gussets were moved around the bust and the hips to allow more bust room and proper hip placement. The top of the corset was also extended by 1/2 inch, and the straps were lengthened.

Mock-Up Fitting - Back

Mock-Up Fitting - Back

After this fitting, 2.5 inches were taken out of the corset overall.

Busk Final (Left) & Original (Right)

Busk Final (Left) & Original (Right)

After the mock-up fitting, the busk was sanded down. The sanded busk is more accurate to the period, and it also prevented breast tissue from being compressed.

Cording on Side Panel

Cording on Side Panel

This cording replaced a bone that would have been above the hip gusset and under the arm.

Cording Detail

Cording Detail

Cording was done by running a row of stitches, inserting the cord, and running another row of stitches close to the cording with a zipper foot.

Final Fitting - Front

Final Fitting - Front

Final Fitting - Side

Final Fitting - Side

Binding Gussets

Binding Gussets

Flossing Detail - Bust Gusset

Flossing Detail - Bust Gusset

For decorative purposes, and also to prevent any fraying of the fashion fabric layer, the bust and hip gussets were flossed over.

Flossing Detail - Hip Gusset

Flossing Detail - Hip Gusset

Petticoat Detail

Petticoat Detail

The bottom of the petticoat was corded to hold the hem away from the ankles.

Single Lace Lacing

Single Lace Lacing

This corset is grommeted for the two lace method for easier use in theatre, however a single lace can be used without much shift.

Regency Underwear
This set of underwear was created for class credit in the graduate level Costume Technology class, Period Understructures in the Fall of 2015.
 
The pattern for the chemise was based on research images. The patterns for the petticoat and the corset were adapted from Jean Hunniset's Period Costume for Stage & Screen: Patterns for Women's Dresses 1800-1909
 
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