Doris walks us through the final corset from this original 1911 design, styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays.
This original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests the pattern.
Michelle tackles C.L. Olmstead's 1912-13 corset patent and learns a lot about good corset making, especially about fabric selection...
Luca details why we should be using synthetic boning instead of steel for certain applications, and why it is actually more authentic!
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
In this second article of his series on two fascinating Edwardian corsets, Jeremy now drafts a pattern for the 1911 corset with bra cups.
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.
Caroline tries different ways of laying and cutting her Symington pattern to create a wrinkle free corset - the holy grail for many corsetieres.
Marta sets out to compare multiple layered and stitched, steel boned 'modern' construction to the 'old' methods.
Lowana shares the final results of her experiment to test a 1911 Edwardian cupped corset pattern as drafted by CAD software.
Lowana shares the results of her experiment to test a 1911 Edwardian cupped corset pattern as drafted by CAD software.
A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.
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.
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?
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...
Marion shares with us a knitted silk undervest with a crocheted yoke that could date anywhere from 1880 to 1910.
Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.
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.