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1901 Norah Waugh Corset

icon-smLuthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.

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iriscostume  
  i am looking forward to see how your show stopper turns out! I got half way through making this one and realised that my usual supply of wide spirals werent right for the job, and this corset has become a ufo :(
I ended up drawing the pattern up by hand using the scale adn found it turned out to be around a Newzealand size 10/12, but I havent made any other sizes either. Id love to make this into an underbust, and im sure i will be inspired to finish mine after seeing yours!
 
 
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galadriel  
  I know the other people I know who have made this say it ended up a size UK12, but this enlarged to be a small UK 10 for me (I don't know if its because I took a picture of the pattern on my cell phone, uploaded that onto my computer and enlarged from that, as the image may have ended up ever so slightly distorted or something - I will see what happens if I do it properly and scan the image in rather than doing it the lazy way with a camera phone)
The back panel certainly ended up just a tad too narrow for the two steels, and I had to add the extra height to the pattern, so it would seem something happened.

I hope you do finish your version, it's a wonderful corset :)
 
 
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