You might say that Scarlett's Corset grew out of a love for the ballet. My first experience with the construction of bodices began more than 25 years ago under the direction of a wardrobe mistress with a Master's degree in costume design. The ballet company where my daughter was performing received a generous contribution to redo the sets and costumes for "The Nutcracker." Our sewing guild, committed to quality and professional standards, purchased a very used tutu from The American Ballet Theater whose costumes were the finest in the country. We cut our first patterns from that tutu, and thus began my interest in bodices and the corset.
Corset Design & Philosophy
Like my original sewing guild, Scarlett's Corset is committed to quality. The corset is based on a Victorian pattern that has been modified for comfort and to work well with our modern lifestyle and today's fashions...yet another evolution in a long history of corsetry.
The top of the corset is shaped and supports the bosom like the underwire of a bra. The support of the bosom from the stays underneath removes the stress from the back and shoulders of the well-endowed, and is flattering to most body styles.
The bottom is cut higher than most Victorian corsets and the point has been rounded, so that it is easy to sit when wearing the corset. The bottom of the corset fits well with today's styles of low-cut pants and skirts.