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Corset Patent # 79647, L.H. Foy, 1868

Carly recreates an 1868 corset patent for her own unique body type, using Laura Loft's Silverado corset instructions. 1: drafting and first mock-up.

silverado2-icon Last week, Laura covered the horizontal adjustments to the Silverado pattern. This week she completes the adjustments by covering the vertical dimensions.

silverado2-iconLaura takes us step by step through altering the Silverado corset pattern to fit the required dimensions.

icon free smThe S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

A lady in a  pair of stays, Le CorsetThree awesome questions & solutions: fitting 1770's stays for curvy figures, changing overbust corsets to underbusts, and corsets for apple shape figures.

Piece of the Silverado patternUsing the Silverado corset pattern as an example, Laura Loft shows exactly how to alter a commercial pattern to fit like a professional one.

The compleated diagonal corsetConstructing a diagonally seamed corset: Katarina includes some useful tips for easier corset sewing and for making strong tightlacing corsets.

Detail of grey lace corsetWe talk to Kate Mior of Totally Waisted Corsets about how she juggles a business in corsetry with a career as an international street performer!

icon free smAddressing issues on the positioning of boning channels, discussing the reasons for boning a corset, and providing ideas for experimentation.

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