Edwardian

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset 2

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset 2

Doris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.

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Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

This original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests the pattern.

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1911 Cupped Corset

1911 Cupped Corset

Jennifer tells us how much she enjoyed the construction of this beautiful & romantic 1911 Cupped Corset from Jeremy's previous article.

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CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

CL Olmstead's 1912 Corset Patent

Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...

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Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Why Plastic is Better than Steel

Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!

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Introduction to Corset Cutting

Introduction to Corset Cutting

A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!

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1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 2

1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 2

In this second article of his series on two fascinating Edwardian corsets, Jeremy now drafts a pattern for the 1911 corset with bra cups.

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1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 1

1911 Corset Pattern Draft, Part 1

In this series, Jeremy presents two different 1911 corsets that share the same back and have similar design elements, and describes the drafting of both.

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Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Pattern Alteration: Removing Gussets

Lelanie experiments with removing the gussets from an Edwardian corset pattern to suit her modern sensibilities about, and style of, corsetmaking.

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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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Corset Construction: A Case Study

Corset Construction: A Case Study

Marta sets out to compare multiple layered and stitched, steel boned 'modern' construction to the 'old' methods.

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1911 Corset – CAD Pattern 2

1911 Corset – CAD Pattern 2

Lowana shares the final results of her experiment to test a 1911 Edwardian cupped corset pattern as drafted by CAD software.

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1911 Corset – CAD Pattern 1

1911 Corset – CAD Pattern 1

Lowana shares the results of her experiment to test a 1911 Edwardian cupped corset pattern as drafted by CAD software.

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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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Two 1910's Brassieres

Two 1910's Brassieres

How did Edwardian women support their busts with such low cut corsets? Jen shares the details and patterns of two 1910's brassieres in her collection.

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Edwardian and 1910’s Brassieres

Edwardian and 1910’s Brassieres

When corsets dipped below the bust in the early 1900s, what did women use to support the bust? How did bras develop into a must-have garment?

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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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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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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 3: Shapes

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 3: Shapes

Sunny discusses the different factors that combine to create the shape of the skirt, and the petticoats that support it. Patterns of the six petticoats are included this month.

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