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Working at renaissance faires, I get a lot of questions about my outfits. I'm fond of gaudy, but the outlines of what I typically wear are based on 16th century upperclass merchant garb: bodice, chemise, skirt. Now, I can sew, but I'm not patient enough to mess with corset-making; chemises are easy, as are tunics and drawstring skirts (which are two of the components of what I wear to faire--google, you'll find a million designs) but when it comes to corsets, I buy cheap ones from the purveyors of naughty underwear on Ebay and I've had remarkably good luck. A...