1890s

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 3

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.

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1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

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.

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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

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.

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Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.

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How to make a Flossing Sampler

How to make a Flossing Sampler

NEW: The patterns are becoming more tricky now... or are they? This week we try a couple of ideas that look complex... but aren't hard.

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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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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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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 2: Decoration

Sunny talks about embroidered insertion, lace edging and embroidery. Next month will be the construction of the six petticoats.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.

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