In Part 3, Anna guides us through finishing the fitting and getting started on the final version of this Edwardian underbust corset for the 2013 competition.
This month, Anna works with us on refining the fit and starts to think about the final design of this Edwardian transitional corset for our 2013-14 competition.
Now 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.
Anna outlines a rough schedule, the materials you'll need, and takes a look at scaling and mocking up the pattern for this Edwardian underbust corset.
Sabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.
Alison checks the fit of the pattern created in Part 1, researches and tests patterns and numbers of bones, and creates the final corset.
Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.
Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
Last 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.
Doris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.
Kelly outlines the process of recreating this low-busted early 20th century corset from the original 1913 patent and pattern through to flossing and garters.
Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...
Jennifer shows you how to alter the pattern from last month, then sew the corset step by step, using the same vintage techniques as in the original.
Corsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.
Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Kelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?