Ragnhild Galstad

Ragnhild Galstad

Ragnhild Galstad
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Antique Corset Gallery:  Circa 1875.  Spoon busk, low bust gores, and cording at the hip.  Gorgeous embroidery.

Antique Corset Gallery: Circa 1875. Spoon busk, low bust gores, and cording at the hip. Gorgeous embroidery.

I'm not usually that interested in black corsets, but the flossing on this piece makes it beautiful.

I'm not usually that interested in black corsets, but the flossing on this piece makes it beautiful.

Maternity corset!!! See how the front panels can be let out? Pregnant women could and did wear corsets for much of the pregnancy - if nothing else, the "girls" needed quite a lot of support as they grew bigger. And it would be possible to let out the middle while keeping the bottom tighter to come up under the belly for support. Most of the seams in this one are corded (threaded with cords) rather than stiff steels - softer, more flexible. A corset gives good back support as well.

Maternity corset!!! See how the front panels can be let out? Pregnant women could and did wear corsets for much of the pregnancy - if nothing else, the "girls" needed quite a lot of support as they grew bigger. And it would be possible to let out the middle while keeping the bottom tighter to come up under the belly for support. Most of the seams in this one are corded (threaded with cords) rather than stiff steels - softer, more flexible. A corset gives good back support as well.

Corset in blue silk, circa 1890. Is this the way to keep a skinny waist or was it just torture?

Corset in blue silk, circa 1890. Is this the way to keep a skinny waist or was it just torture?

Corset, 1866

Corset, 1866

beautiful flossing!  1880s corset labeled Marie Grochovska, a Varsovie, Faubourg de Cracovie No 39.  Kent State University Collection

beautiful flossing! 1880s corset labeled Marie Grochovska, a Varsovie, Faubourg de Cracovie No 39. Kent State University Collection

Corset embroidery detail, 1895, Symington Collection, Leicestershire County Council.

Corset embroidery detail, 1895, Symington Collection, Leicestershire County Council.

Corset Flossing  From my blog http://corsetsmcoello.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/bordados-si-o-no.html

Corset Flossing From my blog http://corsetsmcoello.blogspot.com.ar/2013/02/bordados-si-o-no.html

Silk victorian flossing corset by ~Alice-Corsets on deviantART

Silk victorian flossing corset by ~Alice-Corsets on deviantART

How to Floss a Corset » By Sidney Eileen - Wonderful tutorial, complete with diagrams!

How to Floss a Corset » By Sidney Eileen - Wonderful tutorial, complete with diagrams!