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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?
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Marion introduces us to tulle and the delightful watercolor effects you can achieve with different color fabric layers stacked on top of each other.
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.
Anya introduces Tambour beading, an embellishment technique using a hook/needle hybrid on fabric stretched in a frame.
Astrida gives us the facts on some corsetting myths that simply refuse to die, thanks in part to Hollywood, and also to popular fiction.
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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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