The Athletic Corset allowed the wearer greater comfort and freedom of movement than ever. Kat tests the claims by making her own.
Recreating the 1895 ventilated corset using a pattern that Nikki took from the original surviving half in the Symington Collection.
What do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.
Exploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.
Nikki discusses the history of ventilated corsets, and then dives right into a Symington example and shows us how it was made.
Ever wanted to make that black and yellow beauty from Symingtons? Michelle finds the matching pattern and shows you how!
April covers the basics of making up our Competition 2016 pattern, with observations and suggestions to achieve a "modern" fit.
What if a Victorian corsetière had today’s tools and materials? Laurie answers by walking us through a beautiful corset.
Clare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.
Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.
April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.
April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.
Jennifer brings her late Victorian corsetry project to completion, creating a corset she is very happy with and in the color of the year, to boot!
Last month we drafted the pattern for this unusual design. This month, the step by step construction process, including how to sew some very tricky seams! Suitable for beginners.
Here's more about Thomson's Patent 611,116 Glove Fitting Corset pattern and its maker, along with my method of patterning this corset from scratch.
The pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.
Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.
By the time you get to flossing a corset, it's usually too late to try any fancy experiments. So why not make a sampler now?