1880s

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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Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Reduce Wrinkles with Careful Cutting

Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.

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How to make a Flossing Sampler

How to make a Flossing Sampler

NEW: The patterns are becoming more tricky now... or are they? This week we try a couple of ideas that look complex... but aren't hard.

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Flossing Design Library

Flossing Design Library

A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.

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Getting That Bustle Bump

Getting That Bustle Bump

A study of three padded bustles in the Kentucky Historical Society Collection, showing how thrifty women stayed fashionable on a budget.

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Winterthur Museum Library

Winterthur Museum Library

Trying to date a particular corset, track changes in lingerie fashion down to a few years, or just looking for new inspiration? Plenty here to keep you busy...

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Underwear in the Natural Form Era, pt. 1

Underwear in the Natural Form Era, pt. 1

Marion walks you through all the different layer options of the nautural form era, starting from the skin out, with variations in necklines and politics.

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A Lady's Knit Vest with a Crochet Yoke

A Lady's Knit Vest with a Crochet Yoke

Marion shares with us a knitted silk undervest with a crocheted yoke that could date anywhere from 1880 to 1910.

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