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icon smApril covers the basics of making up our Competition 2016 pattern, with observations and suggestions to achieve a "modern" fit.

iconDoris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

icon smKelli guides us through the patent on this unusual 1881 corset featuring covered metal springs and heavily gathered side-panels.

iconHere's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.

iconDoris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.

icon smClare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.

icon smThis original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests the pattern.

LaMode iconNikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.

Patent Challenge H.S. Strauss No. 208049, Pt 2In this second instalment, Clare will take us through the process of making the final corset and the lessons she learned from this project.

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