I love how corsets look on the body. They tighten the waist, accentuate the bust and give a nice curve to the top of the hips. They are flirtatious, playful and elegant and being a Fashionista at heart, I thought I'd share with you a little corset history!
So, what happened to the corset? In 1960, DuPont introduced Lycra to the manufacturing process, making whalebone or metal-framed corsets obsolete, and transforming the corset proper into the girdle. Then in the 70s bra-burning feminists brought cries for less restrictive, more natural feminine fashions. But the corset never completely vanished, no it's still here and it's still absolutely the hallmark of fashion!
What has all this got to do with window treatments you might ask! Well, if you like what a corset does for the feminine body, you might like what it can do for your window fashions!
My friend Liz Ware created these "corset tieback" patterns for her company "Details Pattern Company". Her original couture pattern designs are inspired by runway fashion and Hollywood glamour, and her patterns capture those same beautiful dressmaking details for the window fashions industry.
Does fashion matter, of corset it matters!