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Written by Lucy Emke
Luthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.
Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.
Written by Cecile Magnier
Cecile delves into how to adapt a 1902 Kops Corset Patent 712,312 classic Edwardian S-bend corset to fit her body shape.
Written by Nikki Swift
Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.
In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.
Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.
Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!
Luthien studies a transitional corset which, aesthetically, follows the ultra curvy corsets of the late Victorian/ early Edwardian eras.
Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.
Written by Doris Mahnič
Here's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.
Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.
This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?
Nikki maps out all the pieces of the main corset in detail, and shows how all the pieces fit together to give a truly versatile garment.
Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.
Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.
Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Drafting the front of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".
Altering a premade Edwardian pattern is difficult, so the ability to draft one from scratch saves a big headache! Part three...
Written by Sara Huebschen
Our very first corset pattern with all horizontal seams. "Especially suitable for tightlacing" - what do you think? Will it work?
In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.
Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!
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