1869 LONG CORSET WITH SHIRR - 18" WAIST
Ageless Patterns are reproductions from actual 1800's patterns. 5/8" seam allowances and grain lines have been added. These patterns were sized for the original time period so it is strongly recommended that one make a muslin mock-up to adjust to today's figure (specifically the waist) ...the ease and fit of the by gone days are not what we use for today's fashions!
This original corset was worn by nursing mothers. The front bosom gore is finished with a shirr, by means of which the upper edge may be made as wide as desired, or may be laid over.