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Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

effigy-bodies-iconAlison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.

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squintywitch  
  What was your boning material? Is the boning inserted between outer and interlining, or interlining and lining? Thanks.  
 
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ista  
  Thank you, thank you! In the past week I've been thinking about making these bodies, so the timing is perfect  
 
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alison.kannon  
  @squintywitch: I'm so sorry for the tardiness of my reply. I used a 1/4 inch flat oval reed to bone my bodies and I inserted them between the interlining and lining.

@ista: You're very welcome. :)
 
 
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