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Edwardian Corset, Bloomers & Chemise

Pictured here are a cotton chemise, an Edwardian corset and Edwardian bloomers, or drawers.

Cosplay isn’t just for comic conventions. Many folks go to events dressed in period accurate clothing so why not get accurate all the down to underpinnings?

I made the corset from a commercial historical pattern. Its layers consist of white cotton coutil, white cotton eyelet flatlined with pink cotton broadcloth.  There are steel bones in cotton bone casing between the coutil and the lining. A row of lace and ribbon around the top gave it a nice finished look.

The bloomers are made of off white cotton broadcloth which is  gathered into a shaped waistband with hook and bar closures on the left side.  The flared legs end with 6 1/4″ tucks and a self ruffle trimmed with the same lace and ribbon as the corset.

The off white cotton batiste chemise has a wide neckline with 1/4″ elastic run through a casing.  The same elastic is at the bottom of each sleeve.

Pictured: Megan Knowles
Photo by: Caleb Weston