Post by americangirlshope on Jun 25, 2012 22:31:24 GMT -5
This set is so incredibly well made. Mine are Mattel made, however, I purchased these on eBay, so I am unaware of when they were made. I paid alot more than retail for this set, and it was totally worth it. They literally make the difference.
The corset is very well made. I was expecting it to be a chep fabric vest that laced up, however, it is an incredibly firm, sturdy, functional pair of stays! It isn't boned, however, it has a very firm lining inside of it that makes it incredibly strong. This would definitely work on a people sized version.
The pocket Is beautiful. I don't really think it does much other than look pretty, but the embroidery work on it is absolutely stunning. it's so pretty that you almost wish it wasn't a part of her undergarments!
The hoops are my favorite part of the set. They are identical to a particular style of panniers of the period. They have three boned channels going down each pocket, and slits for you to hide things inside of them. Very accurate. The hoops literally work wonders on the way the dresses hang. The difference is night and day.
Just so you can see a comparison of how well the hoops change the look of her clothes, I took these photos:
Without the panniers.
It makes a huge change, which is perfect for her fancy dresses like the ball gown and spring gown. The work that went into making this set must have been daunting, as it is incredibly detailed. The historical accuracy is dead on, and it is well made.