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Written by Marion McNealy
Historical 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?
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
Written by Anthony Canney
Anthony guides you through drafting out a well-fitted, comfortable masculine corset pattern ready for seam allowances and mocking up.
Written by Jeremy Erwin
Jeremy discusses the concept of a "pivot" line to draft patterns, and drafts a 1950s girdle and a 50s longline bra to demonstrate.
Written by Cathy Hay
It's fun to play with the original Symington Victorian corset patterns - but here, for the first time anywhere, is how to draft one yourself.
Written by Nikki Swift
Nikki 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.
Jeremy covers how to use python scripts to create custom corset patterns on your computer with any given measurements.
In this second article of his series on two fascinating Edwardian corsets, Jeremy now drafts a pattern for the 1911 corset with bra cups.
In this series, Jeremy presents two different 1911 corsets that share the same back and have similar design elements, and describes the drafting of both.
Written by Lelanie Kotze
Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.
Written by Lisa Armstrong
Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.
Lisa 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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