Origin: Duvall WA, United States
Fabric: Silk Satin, coutil, satin ribbon, silk floss, antique alenciennes lace, leavers lace. Linen/cotton blend lining. Cotton twill waist tape. A combination of flat steel and spiral steel.
Brand: Tighter Corsets
Designer: April Pullen
Calliope was commissioned as a bridal corset and also a contestant in the 2016 Foundations Revealed Corsetry Contest. Calliope is a modified reproduction of an antique corset in the corset pattern collection of Joëlle Verne of Atelier Sylphe. Atelier Sylphe corset patterns are meticulously drafted from Joelle’s personal antique corsets. This corset was made using singly layer construction with applied internal bone casings and a floating lining. All binding and embellishments were carefully stitched by hand. The construction of this corset is recorded in this dress diary.
Photographed at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry 2017, garment loaned by April Pullen.