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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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Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!

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Working with Burlap/Jute

Working with Burlap/Jute

Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual corset.

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Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corset

Elastic ribbon corsets give you the look of a corset, but with the comfort of modern garments. Izabela explains what it takes to create one.

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1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

 1884 Higby Pattern in Leather

Izabela takes the late Victorian Higby corset pattern from her last article and creates a striking, modern Steampunk version using buckskin leather.

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Sheer Tulle Corset

Sheer Tulle Corset

Marta shares her experience of creating a beautiful corset out of this sheer material and pinpoints some key discoveries about working with transparent fabrics.

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Semi Mesh Corset

Semi Mesh Corset

Maja creates a semi mesh corset using spot broche in contrast panels of a transparent fabric, giving a very feminine shape with an accentuated waist to hip ratio.

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Something Shiny

Something Shiny

Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!

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How To Make A Mesh Corset

How To Make A Mesh Corset

Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.

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