The front and back is 100% silk from Henry Bertrand (French silk weaver, who supplies materials to Valentino and Downton Abbey – among many others!). Sides are cotton denim. Lining panels are made of different types of cotton.
The corset is fully boned, tied at the back with a cotton cord. Eyelets are brass, inserted by hand, with a help of a hammer – just like in the old days. Klaudia doesn’t use a machine, she spreads the threads open with a spiky tool, without making a hole.
Measurements of the mannequin: bust 87 cm (34.5 inch), waist 71 cm (28 inch).
The corset is slightly too big for this mannequin, it needed pinning.
Made in London