1890s

How to make a Flossing Sampler

How to make a Flossing Sampler

Part 3 now live! We can now add a second flossing design, creating the building blocks for more elaborate designs based on original corsets.

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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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Symington's Flossing Sampler

Symington's Flossing Sampler

Play with these designs and draw inspiration from them for your own corsets - either to create modern corsets, or historical recreations.

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