Patterns of the 18th Century


Corps ouvert à la duchesse (stays, open in front):
front, back & half of finished stayss

Corps fermé par-devant (stays, open in front):
half of finished stays, back, front

Corps à la françoise fermé par-devant
(French stays, closed front)

Corps à l'angloise fermé par-devant
(English corset, closed front)

Corset (bodice):
Front and back of top fabric, Front and back of lining, sleeve

 

These are photographs of the original plates:
plate 20, plate 22

There are other plates from Diderot's Encyclopédie on an extra page...



source: Recueil des Planches sur les Sciences et les Arts: Tailleur de corps, 1751-72

 

 

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