Historical Bodices

Gina has worked on a series of Corsets and Bodices made for women from either fiction or history.

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Bodice for Anne Boleyn

The first of the series of bodices inspired by the tragic life of Anne Boleyn.
Machine embroidery on silk metallic tissue and kunin felt, burned back

Bodice for Miss Havisham

The second in the bodice series, this was inspired by Miss Havisham from Great Expectations.
Constructed fabric of old lace and machine embroidery using Grilon thread

Corset for Cleopatra I

The third in the series inspired by Shakespeare's words
"Age does not wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.
Other women cloy the appetites they feed
but she makes me hungry where most she satisfies."

Corset for Cleopatra II

A reworking of the original idea to produce a more aged and distressed garment.
Fabric constucted from painted Papyrus and Lutrador.