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  1. 20201028_143833 edit

    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