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Drab Coutil - Dye Your Own

Sneak peak at the historical corset we feature next monthHistorical fashion magazine corset ads say over and over again: "Available in white or drab coutil, or fast black sateen". But what colour is "drab" exactly? And how can you make it cheaply?

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Introduction to Corset Cutting

icon smA mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!

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Corseting the Male Form

icon free smAnthony guides you through drafting out a well-fitted, comfortable masculine corset pattern ready for seam allowances and mocking up.

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Mid 20th Century German Corsetry

Mid 20th Century German Corsetry by Jeremy ErwinJeremy discusses the concept of a "pivot" line to draft patterns, and drafts a 1950s girdle and a 50s longline bra to demonstrate.

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Draft a Symington Corset Pattern

icon smIt's fun to play with the original Symington Victorian corset patterns - but here, for the first time anywhere, is how to draft one yourself.

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The Pipestem Corset

squarepicNikki guides us through the mysterious waters of the pipestem corset, including a bit of history and a lesson on what is / is not a pipestem.

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Computerized Pattern Generation

icon-smJeremy covers how to use python scripts to create custom corset patterns on your computer with any given measurements.

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1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 2

icon-smIn this second article of his series on two fascinating Edwardian corsets, Jeremy now drafts a pattern for the 1911 corset with bra cups.

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1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 1

icon-smIn this series, Jeremy presents two different 1911 corsets that share the same back and have similar design elements, and describes the drafting of both.

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Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

icon-smLelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

icon-smLisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 1

icon-smLisa demonstrates ‘the duct tape method’ of pattern drafting - it's especially helpful for people who are better with 3D than with measurements and a calculator.

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