In this second instalment, Clare will take us through the process of making the final corset and the lessons she learned from this project.
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?
Christina takes us through a mockup of this patent, in which Marsh claims two “improvements” to corsets, discussing her observations.
Clare takes on the FR patent challenge to breathe life into this deceivingly simple 1878 corset, beginning with the toile.
Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.
Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.
Sandra Stuart shares each step in the construction of this real Victorian corset patent, finding it an illuminating experience with stunning results!
Sandra begins constructing her intricate 1878 corset by tea-dying the fabric, then carefully cording and embroidering the pieces to match a favourite teacup.
Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting.
Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.
Part 3 now live! We can now add a second flossing design, creating the building blocks for more elaborate designs based on original corsets.
A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.
A study of three padded bustles in the Kentucky Historical Society Collection, showing how thrifty women stayed fashionable on a budget.
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.
Marion shares a linen chemise circa 1879 from her collection.