Please read the condition description carefully, as this is a flawed sample piece and is not sewn to a retail or bespoke standard.
This corset sample was made as a detailed toile to test a Sparklewren corset pattern. A single layer underbust corset in 'Versailles blue' silk-cotton blend satin, with beige coutil re-enforcement at the centre front and back panels. Structured with a mix of synthetic baleen flat steel bones, with a bone encased in each flat felled seam. The busk fastening is the narrow steel variety, and is finished with a rose gold coating. The back eyelets have the same rose gold finishing and the cotton lacing is unbleached cotton.
The corset is embellished asymetrically with intricately hand-sewn French lace appliqué, which has been further embellished with satin stitch embroidery and and iridescent sequins. Glass Miyuki seed beads in dark gold (these appear copper against the satin) are scattered across the body, each individually hand stitched in place. Pressed Czech glass spikes in copper/teal and copper/iridescent purple are hand stitched throughout the appliqué. The binding is hand finished.
An unembellished underbust corset typically starts at 12,000NOK when custom made; an unembellished Bird's Wing style would start at around 20,000NOK and this level of embellishment in the region of 15,000NOK
Flaws: This sample is not stitched to a retail standard. It uses a longer stitch length than products would normally. There is some doubled over and slightly inaccurate stitching on some bone channels, but this is only visible on the garment interior and does not affect the exterior appearance at all. One bone channel has a tiny strip of cotton interfacing visible. The binding has some joins in it, rather than being made of a continuous piece of fabric. See photos for more details.
Best suited for approximately a UK 12. See the full measurements below for details.
Measurements are provided with the corset laced completely shut, but of course the garment can be worn with a gap in the back (recommended up to 2"). Lacing gaps should be one of the following shapes: /\ \/ || - a lacing gap of )( or () shapes may damage the corset with prolonged wear. Underbust: 31" Closed waist: 23" (will stretch to 24" once broken in due to the lack of waist tape) Hip: 40" CF height: 11" CB height: 11" Side height: 13" This piece is not recommended for tightlacing due to the construction methods used, so is best suited for someone with an individual with a naturally curvy figure. The Bird's Wing style is extremely flexible and lightweight. It will mould to different figures, so the style may have a slightly different silhouette on your body than on the mannequin.
About the materials:
Silk-cotton blend satin Mix of flat steel bones and synthetic baleen Hand stitched lace appliqué Embroidery and sequin embellishment over the lace motifs Iridescent Czech glass spike beads in teal, copper and purple tones Miyuki gold glass seed beads Hand finished binding