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A stitch in time: Dalhousie University's Costume Studies program

Posted by MACLEAN'S, Emily Baron Cadloff on February 10, 2018 in News

For Jaya Ducharme, getting dressed up doesn’t mean wearing the latest trendy fashions from the mall. Instead, the Dalhousie University student gets decked out in a corset, full crinoline and early-18th-century dress (which she sewed herself, of course).

“Corsets have been my main interest since I was really little,” Ducharme explains. “Their construction was the most sophisticated in the 1800s, when they really figured out pattern drafting and how to shape them to create a nice form on the body.”