Regency-era Underthings: More Adventures in Historical Sewing
(The cast of the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, aka, the best Pride and Prejudice evah!)
Dixie Victorian: Wait, you’re not going to sew that corset by machine are you? You know they wouldn’t have had sewing machines for at least another FIFTY YEARS???Dixie DIY: Yeah, but I don’t have time to sew a bazillion yards of cording all by hand. It’s just underwear, no one’s ever going to see it.Dixie Victorian: You will see it. You will know. And you will hate yourself for it.
Dixie Victorian: Is that plastic boning you’re using for those stays? You know they make synthetic whalebone nowadays and you can buy reed on the internet.
Dixie DIY: Yeah, but I don’t want to wait a week for that stuff to be shipped. I want to finish it now and I already have this plastic stuff.
Dixie Victorian: So you are both lazy and impatient. You disgust me.
(I could have tightened the stays more, they’re kind of loose, but I was alone and didn’t have anyone to help me)