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Written by Rachel Haggerty
Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.
Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.
Written by Clare Sager
Clare takes on the FR patent challenge to breathe life into this deceivingly simple 1878 corset, beginning with the toile.
Written by Christina DeAngelo
Christina takes us through a mockup of this patent, in which Marsh claims two “improvements” to corsets, discussing her observations.
Marsh claims leather is more durable in the hard wearing areas of a corset. Christina tests his theory on this C19th patent - is he right?
In this second instalment, Clare will take us through the process of making the final corset and the lessons she learned from this project.
Written by Katie-Louise Hopkins
Katie-Louise guides us through the interpretation of this style, through fitting all the way to making a toile of this beautiful Victorian corset.
Katie-Louise guides us through the completion of this beautiful Victorian corset and discusses the changes she would make to the pattern if she made it again.
Written by Sandra Stuart
Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting.
Sandra begins constructing her intricate 1878 corset by tea-dying the fabric, then carefully cording and embroidering the pieces to match a favourite teacup.
Sandra Stuart shares each step in the construction of this real Victorian corset patent, finding it an illuminating experience with stunning results!