1890s

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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