University of Atlantia

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Elizabethan 'Corsets': Shaping the 16th Century Body

Drea di' Pellegrini

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA105 September 12, 2020 Course # 309
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fee
Length 2 hrs Credits 2
Attendees 22/∞ Room Florence
Course Category Costume and Textiles

An overview of the earliest corsets, known as "french bodies" or "boned bodies" in the 16th and early 17th centuries. This class will go over written and pictoral references to corsets, the few extant corsets that still remain, and discuss the materials used to make them and how to recreate the silhouette of the late 16th/early 17th century boned bodice/corset with modern materials. The class is two hours, but we'll have a 10 minute break between two sections. The first part is the history of the corset, and the second part is practical considerations on patterning and construction, and how to make or acquire your own.
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