Sandra Stuart shares each step in the construction of this real Victorian corset patent, finding it an illuminating experience with stunning results!
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The first in a series of articles on bra patterning and making. Before we get out the fabric, there's a big obstacle to tackle: what size bra do you want?
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We talk to Mark Garbarczyk, a British foundationwear maker who's tried and rejected formal training in favour of taking his own learning journey...
Alison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.
Sandra begins constructing her intricate 1878 corset by tea-dying the fabric, then carefully cording and embroidering the pieces to match a favourite teacup.
The extraordinary Ksenya of Gleamnight Fashion Studio, interviewed in her native Russian and translated into English by Anton Nezamaev.
Trying to date a particular corset, track changes in lingerie fashion down to a few years, or just looking for new inspiration? Plenty here to keep you busy...
Hallie Larkin provides the pattern and sizing instructions, and walks us through period-accurate construction and replication of these authentic stays.
Sandra Stuart walks you through enlarging a small diagram to the correct size for the creation of a working pattern, using an 1878 original and Photoshop.
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