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Detail of Post-Edwardian CorsetA tatty old Ebay find leads to a fascinating journey of discovery, recreating both the corset itself and its owner's story.

Hearts corsetInterpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!

1869 skeleton corsetPhotos, details and a pattern for an 1869 American skeleton corset. It has no fabric between the boning channels, just a few horizontal tapes to hold the bone casings together.

Corded corsetYes, this corset is a labour of love. Yes, doing all that cording takes ages. Was it worth it? YES! This is a lovely corset, comfortable and fun and easy to wear and it looks so unusual and smart.

Repro corset on JemaJema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.

611116_icon2Last month we drafted the pattern for this unusual design. This month, the step by step construction process, including how to sew some very tricky seams! Suitable for beginners.

Patent 611116, 1898Here's more about Thomson's Patent 611,116 Glove Fitting Corset pattern and its maker, along with my method of patterning this corset from scratch.

icon free smWe look in detail at a rare antique shop find - a real, plus size Victorian corset with a 38" waist - and then we give you the pattern.

Patent 611116, 1898Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.

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