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.
Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.
The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.
Corsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.
Sewing with fine, slippery fabrics like silk crepe, gauze, habotai and chiffon can be scary. Marion aims to help us navigate these rough waters.
An easy guide to the best articles to help you find what you're looking for. For new readers, it's an insight into the depth of the collection.
Marion introduces us to tulle and the delightful watercolor effects you can achieve with different color fabric layers stacked on top of each other.
Historical fashion magazine corset ads say over and over again: "Available in white or drab coutil, or fast black sateen". But what colour is "drab" exactly? And how can you make it cheaply?
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
Marion continues her series on the "Best of" Foundations Revealed, covering articles on pattern drafting, adapting and modifying corsets.
Why should you care about the history of corsetry? Because the techniques they used to "get the look" can be used by us too.
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...
An open pair of cotton drawers in the style of the 1840's (but dated late 1850s to 1860s), with delicate whitework embroidery, sewn on a chain stitch machine.
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 with us a knitted silk undervest with a crocheted yoke that could date anywhere from 1880 to 1910.
Marion shares a linen chemise circa 1879 from her collection.
Marion studies some extant pieces for construction ideas and then gives a simple pattern draft for "tap pants" or "French knickers".
Knickers are probably the lingerie item that receive the least consideration. Marion redresses the balance with a brief vintage history.