“Old blood”corset: mock-up
Here is the first test run of a late Victorian mid-bust style corset. On the left is the initial patterning from the measurements and on the right you can see the alterations I plan to make to the pattern to snug it up to the bust and hips.
As you can see, the parts we are altering, during the mock-up phase, create an overall smoother contour of the body. The white chalk marks at the bottom edge denote the curve desired to sit comfortably with maintaining as much stomach coverage as possible.