Thursday, 15 July 2010
C is for Corset
Modern Victorian style corsets are typically made from Coutil, a very tightly woven and strong fabric with no stretch, and 'bones' of flexible steel wire which are made from flattened springs. These 'springs' ensure that the corset is flexible yet strong; they will mould your body comfortably, rather than restrict you or mould to your body.
Corsets not only enhances shape, but also improve posture, they will make you stand straight and therefore tall. If you have the sort of job which means you are on your feet for long periods of time, a corset will help you feel less tired by supporting your body - a bit like wearing an outer skeleton. This is why corsets are sometimes used for medicinal purposes to help people who have bad backs.
The best way to achieve a perfectly fitted corset without spending a fortune is to make one yourself! You can draw on centuries of experience by using one of the many patterns available on the market, so removing some of the guesswork! From there, it's just a question of being able to sew a straight line! A good quality hand made corset will cost hundreds of pounds, whereas your own handmade version will use exactly the same materials, and cost you no more than around £60!
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