Amanda Lerum Faulkner

18th century Maternity Stays

18th century Maternity Stays

There have always been pregnant women, and women nursing, but what they wore during these times is harder to know. Amanda investigates and makes her own.

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1869 Skeleton Corset

1869 Skeleton Corset

Photos, details and a pattern for an 1869 American skeleton corset. It has no fabric between the boning channels, just a few horizontal tapes to hold the bone casings together.

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Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

Making a Skeleton Corset Busk

How to make this very unique busk step by step at home with hand tools, which are easily acquired at your local hardware store if you don’t already have them at home.

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Regency Era Corset Elastique

Regency Era Corset Elastique

The Corset Elastique, or Elastic Stay, is an interesting oddity in the little-known world of Regency era corsets. Amanda investigates.

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