Thursday, March 25, 2010

A History lesson

When to the program at my local guild, Evergreen Piecemakers, the other night. Was delighted by Gene Barker's program on corsets. Believe me when I say that we should be more than a little grateful the we are here now! Just looking at the size of them, much less the boning was an odd feeling.

But, the workmanship nothing short of inspiring!
There were lots of corsets (my photo's just did not do them justice), other inner garments, but the boxes, besides being beautiful, told a story all by themselves. Just look at the different body shapes shown on there boxes from the 1880's and 1924.

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