The Corset Work

If you would like any hi-res images of these photos, or if you have any questions or
comments, please feel free to contact me:
tamarstone@pipeline.com

Images Copyright © 2013 by Tamar Stone. All Rights Reserved.
No images may be reproduced without the expressed written permission of the artist.

Interior Cover Corset and Book Cover front

18 double sided machine and hand sewn pages including covers.

Book Cover: machine stitched cotton embroidered image and text on satin fabric.

Binding: machine and hand stitched with vintage 3/8” adjustable negligee straps and bows created from straps.

Corset Width open: 24”

Page Height: 6 1/2”

Page Width:  5”


Click here: IDS_TxtSpecsBiblg 012509.pdf
to download the complete text and specs

Box

Machine embroidered title label on

satin polyester rose patterned fabric.

Closed Outside Edge Length: 14”

Closed Outside Edge Width: 12 3/4”

Height Outside Edge: 2 1/2”

This project was inspired by antique salesman sample book for Spencer Corsets and a salesman sample girdle.
I found the photos of the women in their corsets extremely striking posed against the green backgrounds.

The images are all from the Spencer book as well as the silhouettes pictured. The text is also from the same book as well as historical corset and girdle ads, etiquette manuals as well information found in the trade magazine, Corset and Underwear Review.

The text is built around ideas of “scientific beauty” with a woman’s figure being classified around her problem areas. The question is asked, “Which of these figures is the most like yours?” Examples are given such as, “Bulging Diaphragm,” “High Full Abdomen,” “Full Back with Pendulous Breasts” and so on. The wearer is then assured
“Proper adjustment assures perfect fit and comfort” since “The secret of the success of this corset has attained lies in its perfect adaptation to the female anatomy.”  Women are promised both medical and esthetic improvement to their bodies, “By wearing these Perfectly Designed Corsets the most awkward figure becomes Graceful and Elegant, the internal organs are speedily strengthened.”

The pages are printed on fabrics that are associated with women’s intimate apparel, silk satin and sheer organza.

Box interior lined with cotton satin fabric with

vintage 3/8” adjustable negligee straps.

Interior Box Length: 27”

Interior Box Width: 13”

Outside Cover Corset front

Machine stitched cotton embroidered text.

Interior pages: Front Cover inside

Ink jet image printed on 40mm

silk satin fabric           

Outside Cover Corset back

Antique salesman sample girdle with garters.

Height: 8 1/2” (12” including garters)

Width closed: 9” top, 11 1/2” bottom


Book Cover back

Machine stitched cotton embroidered image and text on satin fabric.

Corset Lining

Satin/polyester rose patterned fabric with machine embroidered text.

Interior pages: Page 2, back                    Page 3, front

Ink jet images printed on 40mm silk satin fabric        

Corset_Work.html
back to Corset WorkCorset_Work.html
Paper_Books.html
back to Paper BooksPaper_Books.html
Home.html
back to HomeHome.html
Bed_Work.html
back to Bed WorkBed_Work.html
Other_Work.html
back to Other WorkOther_Work.html

Book Cover and binding detail

Corset Lining

Satin/polyester rose patterned fabric.

Sheer Page 1, front

Ink jet image printed on organza fabric

Interior pages: P. 1 back

        

Page 2, front

Ink jet image printed on 40mm silk satin fabric           

Interior pages: Page 3, back

Ink jet image printed on 40mm

silk satin fabric           

Sheer Page 4, front

Ink jet image printed on organza fabric

Interior pages: Page 4, back          

Page 5, front

Machine embroidery on pink cotton fabric          

Interior pages: Page 11, back

Ink jet image printed on 40mm

silk satin fabric           

Page 12, front

Machine embroidery on pink cotton fabric          

Interior pages: Sheer Page 13, back          

Page 14, inside Back Cover

Ink jet image printed on 40mm silk satin fabric           

Page 3, back detail

Individual Design Support  © 2008

DressVsWoman.html
next Corset WorkDressVsWoman.html

Individual Design Support is now in action on

https://vimeo.com/72387628
https://vimeo.com/72387628