This green pure silk brocade corset is certainly a statement piece! It required drafting each half entirely separately. This is a lot more work than a typical corset, whether overbust or under. The gorgeous fox clasps aren’t actually used to hold the side closed. There is a separation there, but a panel behind it holds it closed. The back modesty panel is in two overlapping pieces as the measurements provided to me were a off. Thank goodness for being local enough (two hours) to meet to pick up! This corset also has a small pocket on the right hip.
This corset underscores the importance of providing accurate measurements, not the measurements you hope to be, as this bride’s now-husband informed me, in front of a seamstress-friend of mine, had happened. The prevalence of dream measurements being given are a large part of why so many seamstresses point-blank refuse to work with brides. Brides always, always blame the seamstress (which is why the bride’s now-husband disclosed what happened) when they set weight loss goals, and fall short.
You can see more photos of this corset, as well as the concept drawing, on this Facebook page.