Apr 2015

17th Century Stays and Boned Bodices

17th Century Stays and Boned Bodices

Elisa looks at the history of stays and discusses a few extant garments to see if any conclusions can be drawn on their construction.

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1878 Marsh Corset, part 2

1878 Marsh Corset, part 2

Marsh claims leather is more durable in the hard wearing areas of a corset. Christina tests his theory on this C19th patent - is he right?

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Symington Corset Pattern No.2370

Symington Corset Pattern No.2370

This interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.

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Patterning for the Sway Back

Patterning for the Sway Back

Lumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.

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