SIGN UP
Log in
Construction

Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.

Read more...

Symington Pattern REF #32730

Symington Pattern REF #32730

April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.

Read more...

1897 Abbie King Corset Follow Up

1897 Abbie King Corset Follow Up

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!

Read more...

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Jema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.

Read more...

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

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.

Read more...

1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!

Read more...

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.

Read more...

1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.

Read more...

1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.

Read more...

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

Read more...

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.

Read more...

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.

Read more...

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

Read more...

1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.

Read more...

1901 Norah Waugh Corset

1901 Norah Waugh Corset

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

Read more...

1907 Corset Patent US849136, Pt. 2

1907 Corset Patent US849136, Pt. 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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

1903 Savoye Corset, part 2

1903 Savoye Corset, 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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

Save

Save