of bodies is made according to the extant “Effigy
corset” from Queen Elisabeth’s funeral effigy at Westminster
Abbey dated back to circa 1603 (can be seen in section “Extant
originals” on this webpage). This pair of bodies is made of four
layers of fabric, two inner layers are made of canvas and two
outer layers of damask. The pair of bodies is edged by white linen
bias strips and boned by barked reed.