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  • n. A woven cloth created specifically for making corsets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A heavy cotton or linen fabric, much like canvas, used in the manufacture of corsets.


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  • There were boxes upon boxes, and bureau drawers and closet shelves already filled up with hand-embroidered and lace-trimmed creations-chemises and corset-covers, night-robes of "handkerchief linen" lawn, lace handkerchiefs and veils, corsets of French coutil, dressing-jackets of pale-coloured silks, and negligees of soft batistes, trimmed with Valenciennes lace, or even with fur.

    The Metropolis

  • His small face, adorned with straggling blond whiskers and as wrinkled and rough as a winter apple, was hidden by a large oil-cloth hat lined with felt; a sort of gray coutil coat was drawn up to his hips and bagged around his stomach, while his trousers stopped at the knees and disclosed his bare legs reddened by the rubbing of the stirrup-straps, and his blue hose, which hung over his shoes.

    Over Strand and Field

  • She buys some of the materials online, such as the coutil and the stainless steel for the corsets, but most of the fabric and embellishments come from shops along Queen and Spadina.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • I start with fusing the fashion fabric to the coutil, I do this before cutting the pieces, this eliminates problems such as fusing wrong sides together, fashion fabric stretching and you only need to cut two layers, not three. News

  • Then I cut out my pieces, I usually have 1,5 cm (0.6 inches) seam allowance, for some reason I had 2 cm (0.8 inches) this time, you will have four pieces of every pattern. one right and left piece of coutil with fashion fabric and one right and left piece of coutil. News

  • Two layers of coutil, one fashion layers of obnoxious satin fabric. News

  • This corset is made with coutil, my favorite fabric for corset making, I do feel that is is superior to everything else that I have tried, but that is just my opinion. News

  • "A splendid line in corsets, in fine white coutil, usually sold at 14s.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, April 11, 1917

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