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Written by Marion McNealy
Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.
Written by Jennifer Thoreson
Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.
Marion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".
Written by Laura Loft
Many makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.
Written by Lucy Emke
Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Written by Joanne Arnett
Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.
Written by Mark Garbarczyk
Mark shows you how to adapt the basic "darted cup" bra pattern into three further styles, including a strapless bra shape.
Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?
Written by May Bizzare
May guides us through the process of making a corset pattern into a u-plunge corset dress, including fittings and finishings.
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