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2aThe Athletic Corset allowed the wearer greater comfort and freedom of movement than ever. Kat tests the claims by making her own.

icon smA fiddly but simple method, and the results are astonishingly lovely. Here's how to create your own couture silk lingerie!

icon smTrying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!

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Recreating the 1895 ventilated corset using a pattern that Nikki took from the original surviving half in the Symington Collection.

icon smWhat do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.

icon smExploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.

icon smTextile conservator Joni gives you the essential knowledge and some simple ideas for proper care and storage of special textiles.

icon smSelecting goals allows us to dream big, and then reverse engineer those dreams so that we can build towards realising them in our lives.

icon smDuring the early 19th century the whalebone, reed and metal that are familar to us were set aside in favour of simple cording.

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