Edwardian

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 1

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 1

Cecile delves into how to adapt a 1902 Kops Corset Patent 712,312 classic Edwardian S-bend corset to fit her body shape.

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1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

1901 Norah Waugh Corset, Part 2

Luthien continues her journey with this corset from Norah Waugh's famous book through construction, embellishment and her final thoughts.

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1901 Norah Waugh Corset

1901 Norah Waugh Corset

Luthien sets herself an Edwardian challenge by recreating the 1901 corset from Norah Waugh’s book 'Corsets and Crinolines'.

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1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 3

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 3

In Part 3, Anna guides us through finishing the fitting and getting started on the final version of this Edwardian underbust corset for the 2013 competition.

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1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 2

This month, Anna works with us on refining the fit and starts to think about the final design of this Edwardian transitional corset for our 2013-14 competition.

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1907 Edwardian Overbust 2

1907 Edwardian Overbust 2

Now the mock-up has been fitted, we move on to the construction of the final corset and find out just how wearable this Edwardian overbust style is.

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1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 1

1908 Corset Sew-Along, Pt. 1

Anna outlines a rough schedule, the materials you'll need, and takes a look at scaling and mocking up the pattern for this Edwardian underbust corset.

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1907 Edwardian Overbust 1

1907 Edwardian Overbust 1

Natasha guides us through the patterning and fitting process for this 1907 Daniel Kops corset to achieve an Edwardian S-curve silhouette.

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1905 Savoye Corset, 845582

1905 Savoye Corset, 845582

Sannie explains how to tackle resizing and using historical corset patterns with very unusual pattern pieces, such as this very curvy Edwardian example.

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Embroidered Edwardian Corset

Embroidered Edwardian Corset

Antje tackles the first of two corset designs from Savoye's 1905 patent # 845582, featuring a special panel designed to show off some great embroidery.

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1903 Savoye Corset 740930, part 2

1903 Savoye Corset 740930, part 2

Alison checks the fit of the pattern created in Part 1, researches and tests patterns and numbers of bones, and creates the final corset.

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1904 Savoye Corset, Patent 786,685

1904 Savoye Corset, Patent 786,685

Joanne tackles this elegant and drastically simple Edwardian corset patent, a pattern with only three panels!

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1903 Savoye Corset 740930

1903 Savoye Corset 740930

A novel design using curves. We'll learn more about the inventor and his corset, and begin our journey to recreating this beautiful piece ourselves.

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Hearts 5: Possibilities

Hearts 5: Possibilities

Jenni shows off her final Hearts corset and draws some conclusions. She includes some details on fitting and adapting corsets for asymmetrical bodies.

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The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend in Context

The S-Bend is probably the most misunderstood and under-studied corset fashion in history. Marion separates the myths from the reality.  

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1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Hearts 3: First Toile

Hearts 3: First Toile

Last month a very decisive 73% of you wanted to see the pattern re-worked twice for the model.  This month, we will focus on the first version, as it came off the pattern block.

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Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.

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Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Interpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!

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