Patterns, Tutorials and Works in Progress from the Sewing Studio of Lynne Williams
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Wonder Woman-A glimpse inside
Chuck took some more pictures of the Wonder Woman costume the other day. One of the reference pictures we have is of Lynda Carter holding the suit from a hanger. This piece of reference revealed some interesting nuggets of information. It also prompted a desire to photograph the costume in the same way. For one thing it reveals how much shape is built into the costume. It also tells us, that although there are suits where the belt is not attached, the suit she owns has an attached belt. Additionally you can observe a narrow black strip down the princess seam of the back trunks. This little nugget helps us to understand how they kept the seat of the trunks from riding up on her during her very active lifestyle....boning..Yes it appears as if they placed boning along that seam..that should do the trick alright.
This shows the support that supplies the shape of the bodice. This attached corset has 1/2" steel boning, under wires and a traditional lift support inside the cup..called a cradle.
Something I want to make clear. I have not seen the original costume in person. These construction choices are my best guess based on reference observation and experience.