Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Anatomy of a Corset


For Christmas last year, my mom gave me an issue of McCall's magazine from 1906. The past few days I have been working on a paper doll girl from the 1900's, so I have been pouring over the corset ads in the magazine, including one like the one above. My favorite is the "Reduso corset: for fleshier women." The corsets create such a different shape in the body that I have had to rethink how the different clothes would hang on my paper doll woman. And, I cannot even imagine what it would be like to wear one of these!

On a different note- I have listed several of my paper doll minis in my Etsy shop. I will be adding more over the next couple of weeks, so check back often.


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