Astrida Schaeffer

Regency Corded Corsets

Regency Corded Corsets

During the early 19th century the whalebone, reed and metal that are familar to us were set aside in favour of simple cording.

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A Pair of 18th c. Stays, Close Up

A Pair of 18th c. Stays, Close Up

A close up look at the construction and details of an absolutely classic pair of mid eighteenth century stays - including the pattern.

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Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.

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Busting Corset Myths

Busting Corset Myths

Astrida gives us the facts on some corsetting myths that simply refuse to die, thanks in part to Hollywood, and also to popular fiction.

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