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1890s Symington #2360, in Red

SquarepicMichelle uses the FR Symington drafting method to create a surprisingly comfortable and accurate corded corset.

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How to make a Flossing Sampler

iconPart 2 now live! We can now add our first flossing design, modelling the technique shown on an original bespoke Victorian corset.

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Towards a Lighter Corset

iconCorsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.

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The Athletic Corset, Part 2

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

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How to Create Silk Cutwork

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

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1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

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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1895 Ventilated Corset, part 2

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

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1890's Symington Corset #2360

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.

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The Athletic Corset: Part 1

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

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