The search for the perfect strapless bra is always ongoing. Instead of pushing up from below, let's have a go at suspending from above with "overwires".
Part 3 of our bra pattern drafting/making series. You have taken measurements and drafted a pattern - now break out the sewing kit!
Practising making corsets in preparation for selling: what exactly should you practise, and what's the most effective way to use your time and resources?
How did Edwardian women support their busts with such low cut corsets? Jen shares the details and patterns of two 1910's brassieres in her collection.
Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.
Sunny discusses the different factors that combine to create the shape of the skirt, and the petticoats that support it. Patterns of the six petticoats are included this month.
Sunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.
Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.
Mark helps us to understand what is actually possible to do to the body with shapewear and what is in the realm of fantasy.
Marion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".
Mark shows us different ways to re-style the Long Leg All-in-One Bodyshaper garment, including sporty & more "intimate" stylings.
Now that we have a pattern, Mark takes us through the process of building and finishing these undergarments with legs!
Are garments with a crotch difficult to draft? Not really! Mark creates a basic pattern draft that can be adapted into countless underthings.
Mark takes an in-depth, technically-detailed look into shapewear garments & how they're constructed to achieve a bodycon look.
Anna introduces the sheer negligee of the 1950s and 60s; a versatile lingerie garment, and easy to make in a variety of different forms.
Mark takes us through the process of how to pattern draft and make a pair of tights or panty hose, and some custom control shorts.
Retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.
Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.
As fashion changed in the early C20th, so did underwear. Kelly guides us through the making of a teens brassiere, or corset cover, to go under an evening gown.
Today many burlesque performers commission pasties (small nipple covers) to match their costumes, so the ability to make them is a valuable commodity for a corsetmaker.