What do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.
Ever wanted to make that black and yellow beauty from Symingtons? Michelle finds the matching pattern and shows you how!
What if a Victorian corsetière had today’s tools and materials? Laurie answers by walking us through a beautiful corset.
Clare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.
Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.
April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.
April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.
Jennifer brings her late Victorian corsetry project to completion, creating a corset she is very happy with and in the color of the year, to boot!
Last month we drafted the pattern for this unusual design. This month, the step by step construction process, including how to sew some very tricky seams! Suitable for beginners.
Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!
Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!
In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.
Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.
Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.
Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.
Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.
In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.
In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.
Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.