In order to construct a historical costume accurately one often needs to start with the foundation garments of that period. This course will examine how corsets and their construction play a role in re-creating period silhouettes. Students will learn how to reproduce period corset patterns as well as construct the corsets with all their structural elements. Particular attention will be paid to fit and how well the natural body is transformed. DRA 2130 (Sewing Fundamentals) or prior sewing experience preferred but not required.