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.
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.
Luthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.
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.
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.