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1903 Savoye Corset: Patent 740930

1903 Savoy corset A novel design using curves. We'll learn more about the inventor and his corset, and begin our journey to recreating this beautiful piece ourselves.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

icon-smIn part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

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1903 Savoye Corset, part 2

1903 Savoye patent corsetAlison checks the fit of the pattern created in Part 1, researches and tests patterns and numbers of bones, and creates the final corset.

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1904 Savoye Corset, Patent 786,685

Savoye 1904 Corset, patent 786,685Joanne tackles this elegant and drastically simple Edwardian corset patent, a pattern with only three panels!

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Embroidered Edwardian Corset

1905 Savoye CorsetAntje tackles the first of two corset designs from Savoye's 1905 patent # 845582, featuring a special panel designed to show off some great embroidery.

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1905 Savoye Corset, Pt.845582 #2

Savoye 1905 corsetSannie explains how to tackle resizing and using historical corset patterns with very unusual pattern pieces, such as this very curvy Edwardian example.

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1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

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Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.

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Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Hearts corsetInterpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!

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The S-Bend in Context

icon free smThe S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

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Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Hearts Corset Patent, 1906

Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.

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Hearts 3: First Toile

Hearts Corset Patent, 1906Last month a very decisive 73% of you wanted to see the pattern re-worked twice for the model.  This month, we will focus on the first version, as it came off the pattern block.

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts Corset Patent, 1906Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Hearts 5: Possibilities

Teaser photo of the final corsetJenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.

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1907 Corset Patent US849136, Pt. 1

icon-smNatasha guides us through the patterning and fitting process for this 1907 Daniel Kops corset to achieve an Edwardian S-curve silhouette.

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1907 Corset Patent US849136, Pt. 2

icon-smNow the mock-up has been fitted, we move on to the construction of the final corset and find out just how wearable this Edwardian overbust style is.

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1908 Transitional Corset

icon-smSabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.

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