Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.
Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.
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.
Doris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.
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.
Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...
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.
Corsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.
Tips and advice for working with bobbinet, a sheer, strong, tulle-like fabric that's a surprisingly delicate-looking choice for corsetry.
Information on anything other than the simplest latex corsets is sparse. Melanie takes on a more complex experiment.
Kelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?
Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!
Marta discusses the merits of burlap and how to work with this unconventional material to create a beautiful and unusual 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.
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.
Rachel Haggerty discusses the techniques used to work with metallic fabrics like taffeta and lamé to create a bodice worthy of Wonder Woman herself!
Rachel shows us all the steps to complete a light and summery mesh corset, all the way from fabric choice to assessing the results.