April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.
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This interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.
Elisa looks at the history of stays and discusses a few extant garments to see if any conclusions can be drawn on their construction.
Marsh claims leather is more durable in the hard wearing areas of a corset. Christina tests his theory on this C19th patent - is he right?
April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.
Christina takes us through a mockup of this patent, in which Marsh claims two “improvements” to corsets, discussing her observations.
Clare takes on the FR patent challenge to breathe life into this deceivingly simple 1878 corset, beginning with the toile.
Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.
Jennifer walks us through this beautiful corset-waist, a light duty corset meant to still give support but to allow greater movement and flexibility.
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