Construction

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 3

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 3

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.

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1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

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.

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1907 Edwardian Overbust 2

1907 Edwardian Overbust 2

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.

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1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 1

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 1

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.

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1908 Transitional Corset

1908 Transitional 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.

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Embroidered Edwardian Corset

Embroidered Edwardian Corset

Antje 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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1903 Savoye Corset 740930, part 2

1903 Savoye Corset 740930, part 2

Alison 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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Hearts 5: Possibilities

Hearts 5: Possibilities

Jenni 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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1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

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 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni 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 3: First Toile

Hearts 3: First Toile

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.

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Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset 2

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset 2

Doris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.

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1911 Cupped Corset

1911 Cupped Corset

Jennifer tells us how much she enjoyed the construction of this beautiful & romantic 1911 Cupped Corset from Jeremy's previous article.

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Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

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.

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CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

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.

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Towards a Lighter Corset

Towards a Lighter Corset

Corsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.

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How To Make A Bobbinet Corset

How To Make A Bobbinet Corset

Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.

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Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Edwardian Latex Corset, part 1

Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.

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Whalebone v Steel: A Comparison

Whalebone v Steel:  A Comparison

Kelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?

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