14" long Hardwood Busk

1800 - 1820 Regency Corset Pattern

No. 1810-3
Needed for the true Regency silhouette.
Long corset for bust enhancement and abdomen reduction.
Creates the lifted bust effect.
Adjustable riding corset option.
Removable busk (not included).


The simple chemise-like garment of the early 19th century was worn over a chemise and petticoat -- and a corset, if she was over 17 years or a size A bust. The fashionable silhouette cannot be achieved if the bounce remains when the dancing stops. The long corset went out of fashion for a while, but came back with a vengeance.

The goal of this type of corset was not to reduce the waist, but to push up the bust. Reviewers complained that the fashionable lady’s bosom looked like a shelf aimed toward her chin. Others claimed her anatomy pointed east and west, instead of north.

A variation available is that of the riding corset, with eyelets in place of the second hip gusset. This option allows for greater adjustability in the hip area.

No. 1700-8
 Includes Information Sheet
Keeps the front of the corset upright & stiff
Fits patterns #1500-4, #1700-1 & #1810-3


Historical Sewing Patterns

The Mantua-Maker

This pattern includes 10 pages of instructions with historical tips, and 1 pattern sheet. They are printed on bond paper, and enclosed in a reclosable plastic bag.

All sizes 2 – 30 are included.