I Wore a (Medical) Corset for 5 Years. How do Victorian Corsets Compare?

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Pattern testing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zhc05WtISV4&t=653s
Sewing process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWzXDuwrAgQ&t=174s

Abby Cox’s experience wearing 18th c dress (including her experience in stays): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyWnm0Blmh4

‘Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia’ c. 1910 for an Edwardian exercise routine: https://archive.org/details/everywomansencyc02londuoft/page/864/mode/2up
(Images of exercise instruction taken from this source.)

[1] Studies on the resiliency of internal organ composition and permanent alteration only being found in those corsetted from young ages is referenced in Steele, Valerie. “The Corset: A Cultural History”, 2003, Chapter 3.

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