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I know, I know. You've been asking us to make a period correct corset for a long time. Well we have experimented with several designs, there are actually a few patterns available. We started with those. Then using what information we could glean from the fashion mags of the day, and after many trials we think we have found one that you will love.
We make them here in our little shop from 100% cotton that is thick but oh so soft, (we pre-wash the material several times). The boning is high carbon spring steel with a heavy coating of oil based paint so it will resist rust, even under the worst conditions. The edges, top and bottom are bound with twill tape that is 100% cotton as are the flat braided ties in the back. Note the number of brass grommets, too few make for uncomfortable pressure points on your back. That's why ours are spaced one inch apart.
The text below was added November, 2007.
How does the Blockade Runner corset "stack up" (no pun intended) against the other corsets?
We have been making our corset for almost 2 years now. We thought you would like to know how they have been received and just how they have performed.
In the 2 years since we started production of our corsets we have sold 147 of them to date. So far we have not had one single complaint or return, with the exception of, "Whoops, ordered the wrong size". The most common compliment that we hear is how much you love the comfort and the fit. Our friends also rave about the fact that while others use 4 "bones" in their corsets, Blockade Runner uses 14, that's not a typo, 14! You can not achieve the 1860 style desired shape with 4 bones. It is not possible.
We hope you will soon try one of your very own. We are confident that you will agree that there really is no comparison with other corsets. Blockade Runner makes the best.
DOES IT WORK?
Yes and wonderfully. That's me in the photo above. This corset trimmed 4 inches off my waist and added 2 inches to my bust. I can still move about comfortably bending and walking with no problems at all!
So far all involved love the fit. How about that, a period correct garment that is actually comfortable!
Available in off white only. We really would like to hear from you after you've worn yours for a day or so.
Now let's talk about sizing for a moment. We have listed them below by bust size. This is the simplest way to start. You know that this will not accommodate all shapes and sizes now don't you? So we have added a place below for you to include you waist size. Please click the appropriate button for your waist size also.
If your tummy is larger than your bosom we will need exact measurements to make a corset that will fit you properly. If you have a very short waist or have a long upper body the same will apply.
If your just not sure then you should submit your measurements and we will fit you with a standard size or let you know that you need a custom corset. And yes of course custom sizes do cost a little more.
SIZE 30 INCH BUST # 2206 $149.95
SIZE 32 INCH BUST # 2206 $149.95
SIZE 34 INCH BUST # 2206 $149.95
SIZE 36 INCH BUST # 2206 $169.95
SIZE 38 INCH BUST # 2206 $169.95
SIZE 40 INCH BUST # 2206 $169.95
SIZE 42 INCH BUST # 2206 $189.95
SIZE 44 INCH BUST # 2206 $189.95
PLEASE GIVE US YOUR WAIST SIZE BY CLICKING THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON BELOW
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These corsets are a little past our civil war era but with so many ladies doing multiple eras these days we thought it the least we could do. They work wonderfully for the Cowgirl era right up through the end of the corset era.
These corsets are beautifully made. The material is a satin brocade. Very soft against the skin. The workmanship is excellent as are all the materials. Everyone who has tried one says that the sizing is perfect for modern day women and that they are very comfortable. They are sized by the bust regardless of the cup. So if you have a size 36 bust that is the size corset you would require.
As you can see from the photos they fasten by hook and eye in the front and adjust by lacing in the back. Of course like any corset that uses lacing it offers a wide range of size. 3 inches or more! They will fit almost any body shape.
Some ladies have discreetly told us they plan to also use these corsets outside the realm of re-enactments . (Blush, blush)
At the present we offer them in White, Blue, Red and Black. The following sizes are available.
CHOOSE YOUR COLOR BELOW
CHOOSE YOUR SIZE BELOW
SIZE 30 INCH BUST #2222 $79.95
SIZE 32 INCH BUST #2222 $79.95
SIZE 34 INCH BUST #2222 $79.95
SIZE 36 INCH BUST #2222 $79.95
SIZE 38 INCH BUST #2223 $89.95
SIZE 40 INCH BUST #2223 $89.95
SIZE 42 INCH BUST #2223 $89.95
SIZE 44 INCH BUST #2224 $99.95
SIZE 46 INCH BUST #2224 $99.95
Ladies Stockings, any color combo you like. We have added lots of new colors. Here's a chance for you to get a great deal on a brand new mid-thigh, striped and solid color stockings. They look great and are more fun than you can imagine. They work great with almost any time frame from Renaissance through the American Civil War. These Stockings
are made from 100% cotton. The colors are dyed fast to resist fading. One size fits all. Available in more colors than we can list here but we have many of our more popular choices listed below.
A note of interest; I recently read a passage in a period letter from one young lady to another who mentioned her
" Railroad Stockings", I think there is a possibility that the popular striped stocking of the day were so called.
What do you think?
If the color combo that you want is not listed below please give us a call or send us an e-mail. You never know, we just might have exactly what your looking for in stock.
LADIES COTTON STOCKINGS ITEM # LA-110
NO GARTER NECESSARY!!!
BLACK & WHITE $9.95
BLACK & RED $9.95
GREEN & WHITE $9.95
RED & BLACK $9.95
MAROON & BLACK $9.95
RED & WHITE $9.95
RED & GREY $9.95
BLUE & GREY $9.95
BLUE & WHITE $9.95
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