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Griswold’s 1883 Corset

icon free smSandra explores a high-panel C19th corset with multiple vertical seams, giving corsetmakers plenty of areas to make adjustments.

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Working with Slippery Silks

icon smSewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.

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1920's Envelope Chemise

icon free smJennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.

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1930-40s Bias Cut Knickers

iconMarion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".

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Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

icon free smMany makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset

icon smDrafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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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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How To Make A Bra 4

icon free smMark shows you how to adapt the basic "darted cup" bra pattern into three further styles, including a strapless bra shape.

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Fitting: The Secret Skill

icon free sm Laura tackles the single most pressing frustration that FR readers tell us they face: just how do you fit a corset properly?

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