August 28, 2017

Period Corsets Ode to Brocades

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Finding the right material to match your corset
So, you've finally chosen your dream corset. The style is what you've been looking for, with all the right curves in the perfect places and all the best details to highlight your natural assets. But there's one more thing to decide. Which fabric?

From practical to elegant, finding the right fabric for your corset can be a challenge: a classic cotton coutil for something simple or a pretty satin or brocade for something a little more delicate looking.

100% cotton coutil in beige vs. brocade coutil in light pink

At Period Corsets, we love the versatility of our cotton coutils. This authentic corseting fabric  was designed just for this purpose with its tight herringbone texture, there is no stretching! It's practical, sturdy and dependable. But what if you want something just a little more elegant--  something that captures that vintage boudoir feel while maintaining the strength and durability needed? The answer is our brocade coutils.

Left to right: Light Blue, Light Pink, and White rose brocade 
Available in an array of colors, brocade coutils feature a light sheen and a pretty, tonal rose pattern throughout.

Say yes to the corset- c. 1770 Judith corset in crisp white brocade 

Period Corsets brocades add a touch of vintage femininity to every style of corset. They are perfect for the boudoir or as a lovely wedding corset. The brocade corset adds just the right amount of "pretty" to any ensemble.

Something Blue- our 18th c. Marie Antoinette in Light Blue brocade
Vintage Rose- our c. 1725 Louisa corset in dusty rose brocade

Rustic Romance- custom 18th c. corset in chocolate brown brocade
The light sheen of the tonal rose pattern enhances the delicate lines in the corset shaping, helping to feature the boning lines, with a color palette that compliments every type of woman from delicate pastels to bold, darker hues that compliment every woman.

brocades come in a range of colors from pastels to darks

Eternally Dark- c. 1660 Julia with added busk in black brocade

Bold Beauty- our c. 1660 Kristina in scarlet red brocade

Wrapped up in Roses- back view of our c. 1880 Alice in dusty rose

August 2, 2017

Corset emergency? Solved! Period Corsets ships overnight!

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 Time and again we get the panicked question, "How soon can I get this?!" and with every frenzied call and email we happily say, "Right away!".

For over 20 years we have collaborated with designers, actors, bridal clients and all sorts of individuals who were in need of a beautiful garment sent to them quickly. We understand your time crunches and need to stay within budget. The last minute fittings or design changes, the undecided designers or brides, the photo shoots overseas the next morning. We've handled them all, turning your jaw-clenching stress into a sigh of relief when you receive your corset over night, just in the nick of time. Call us with your emergencies, we'll discuss your options and do our best to get you what you need within your deadlin.

Bespoke with Speed AND Quality
At Period Corsets, we have three standing rules- make it quick, make it the highest quality, make it custom.  Time and again we have come through for our high-profile clients, whether our pieces are on stage the next day underneath a costume on Broadway, sent across country for immediate filming or flown across seas to appear on the pages of a fashion magazine. Our quick turnaround, precision stitching, and bespoke service is what sets us apart. The competition is fierce in the costuming world, with so many larger companies turning to overseas help. Period Corsets has persevered for 20 years,  continuing to handcraft all of our pieces in our Seattle studio with highly trained professionals. We strive to be the best for ALL of our clients whether you're an individual or a celebrity. We have a passion for our art, and it shows in every stitch.

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