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Detail from "The March of the Guards" by HogarthThere have always been pregnant women, and women nursing, but what they wore during these times is harder to know. Amanda investigates and makes her own.

open-drawers-iconAn open pair of cotton drawers in the style of the 1840's  (but dated late 1850s to 1860s), with delicate whitework embroidery, sewn on a chain stitch machine.

Anthony CanneyFlamboyant designer and artist Anthony Canney advises on dealing with clients successfully and on corsetmaking for gentlemen.

18th c Stays

Knowing how stays were really made allows us to imitate those techniques and produce an accurate garment. We study the genuine article in detail.

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What are the correct tools for corsetry, when some swear by tools that others avoid? I'll share what's in my toolbox, what has been relegated to the scrapheap, and why.

Hearts Corset Patent, 1906Last month a very decisive 73% of you wanted to see the pattern re-worked twice for the model.  This month, we will focus on the first version, as it came off the pattern block.

icon free smA tricky skill to master: Laura details a few techniques on how to do it right first time, every time - and how to keep your stitching straight.

Berthe Morisot Psyche icon-smThis month we look at what to wear over the corset and under the dress, as well as appropriate fabrics and embroidery.

icon free smGuiding you through the process of designing and creating your own maternity corset from the Victorian era.

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