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1860's Corset 


Hand-stitched Civil War Corset

Materials: Canvas; Cotton Twill;  Cane Boning.
Completely hand-stitched in 100% cotton thread



The pattern I used for this corset was taken from an original and printed in Corsets And Crinolines. I scaled the pattern and adjusted the pieces to fit a modern size 2.
For the boning I purchased a roll of cane, cut it into pieces, softened the pieces in water, and shaped them on a bulletin board

   The cane boning set out to dry