Blood and Sand Bodysuit

"Don Kihot" inspired bodysuit with the inner corset. The corset is made of one layer of herribone coutil. The outer bodysuit is made of cotton crepe fabric fully covered with silk organza. The shoulder pieces are detachable, small magnets are hidden in corset straps to hold them in their place.

Side panels of the bodysuit and shoulder pieces are covered with antique handmade chantilly lace (dated circa 1880-s) and hand embroidered with gimp wire, Swarovski crystals and pearls, beads, sequins, metal ribbon and silk ribbon in various techniques including goldwork, luneville and ribbon embroidery. Invisible flossing and cording. Straps are decorated as male suspenders.

Historically accurate construction, dated circa 1896-1925-s, pattern drafted from Symington Collection.

This corset took part in Foundation Revealed Contest 2017.