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Teens-era long-line under-bust corset (Lizzy) redrawn for 2020

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My favourite historical patent is the Elizabeth Hume design of 1917. I'm very much a modern corset maker but I sometimes use original designs as a source of inspiration. I graded a pattern based on this one in 2014 but wanted to add some more plus sizes and have a look at grainlines and panel shapes - I wanted to be a bit more true to the original.


Aspects to this design;

- Straight silhouette - more hip smoothing than waist cinching

- Skirt length

- 16 panels 

- instructions included for adding piping detail to the seams

- two versions are included - a 2'' and 3'' waist cinch on standard sizes

- curved centre back for sculpting the lumbar area (good for sway backs)

- slight S-bend



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