Vintage 20th century

1908 Transitional Corset

1908 Transitional Corset

Sabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.

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Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

Re-creating the 1913 E. F. Hume Corset

Kelly outlines the process of recreating this low-busted early 20th century corset from the original 1913 patent and pattern through to flossing and garters.

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Jennifer shows you how to alter the pattern from last month, then sew the corset step by step, using the same vintage techniques as in the original.

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Jennifer shows us an intuitive way to take a pattern from an existing corset. Includes pattern & shopping list for a simple, authentic 1910s corset.

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Story of a Vintage Corset

Story of a Vintage Corset

A tatty old Ebay find leads to a fascinating journey of discovery, recreating both the corset itself and its owner's story.

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Towards a Lighter Corset

Towards a Lighter Corset

Corsets don't have to weigh a lot. Here are a few vintage methods you can emulate to achieve a lightweight, yet strong corset.

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Leather Corset Making

Leather Corset Making

Leather is considered to be one of the most difficult materials to work with, but it doesn't have to be. Marta shows us a few simple ways to make it easy. 

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Making a Latex Corset Dress

Making a Latex Corset Dress

If it stretches, zigzag sew it, or in this case, glue it! In talking us through a corset dress, there's more here on using latex from Mark Garbarczyk.

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How To Make a Latex Corset

How To Make a Latex Corset

Latex corsets are a contradiction: stretchy, not firm; glued, not sewn. Sannie Kralt shows you how to make one for yourself.

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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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Mid 20th Century German Corsetry

Mid 20th Century German Corsetry

Jeremy discusses the concept of a "pivot" line to draft patterns, and drafts a 1950s girdle and a 50s longline bra to demonstrate.

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Pattern Modification – Corded Corset

Pattern Modification – Corded Corset

Marta breaks with tradition from her usual leather corsetry to make a beautiful corded corset and discuss some pattern modifications therein.

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A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

A Simple Broche Corset, Part 1

Jenni constructs a simple Broche corset to help explore and understand the six rules of good corsetry.

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Embellishing with Rhinestones and Beads

Embellishing with Rhinestones and Beads

Flo discusses the process for choosing and applying embellishments to your new lace corset.

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Hand Painted Corset

Hand Painted Corset

Katarina takes us through the process of hand painting corsets for a custom “Pimp my corset” look.

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Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

Silhouette and Embellishment, pt 2

The hugely talented artist behind Sparklewren Bespoke Corsetry goes into detail about her embellishment processes.

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Lace overlay for an underbust corset

Lace overlay for an underbust corset

Flo guides us through the process of drafting a simple border lace overlay for the top half of an underbust corset.

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Creating your House Style: 2

Creating your House Style: 2

Jenni continues on silhouette and fitting a house style on different body shapes, plus its relationship to your corsetry business and brand identity.

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Creating your House Style: 1

Creating your House Style: 1

Jenni begins her discussion of silhouette, including personal preference and inspiration.

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Soft Bras, Part 4

Soft Bras, Part 4

Mark helps us design a pattern for a supportive, torso-shaping, long line bra. Perfect for under a 50’s style full-circle skirted dress.

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