Here are some photos of work I finished back in March but never got round to photographing!
In my last post, I shared some photos of the chemise. Next up is the corset, or as it was called in Tudor times: bodies. Around 1576, the date of the wall paintings at the Museum, the fashion was for an angular silhouette. The triangular skirt shape created by a farthingale (which will be in my next post!) is complimented by a reverse triangle, or cone-shaped, bodice.
NOTE: I used the 'Dorothea Bodies' pattern from the wonderful book The Tudor Tailor, with just a few minor adjustments. I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in making a Tudor costume!