Recreating the 1895 ventilated corset using a pattern that Nikki took from the original surviving half in the Symington Collection.
Nikki discusses the history of ventilated corsets, and then dives right into a Symington example and shows us how it was made.
Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.
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.
Nikki maps out all the pieces of the main corset in detail, and shows how all the pieces fit together to give a truly versatile garment.
This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?
Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.
Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!
In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.
Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.
The changing face of the busk: different styles and their uses, present day innovations and possible futures.
Nikki guides us through the mysterious waters of the pipestem corset, including a bit of history and a lesson on what is / is not a pipestem.
Nikki helps us identify different seam types and how (or how not) to use them in your corsetry creations.
A hip fin is an external structural embellishment that typically sits over the hip of the corset. Nikki gives us the details on how to get it there!