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May 2010

Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Hearts 1: Draping a Pattern

Interpreting this unusual and sophisticated Edwardian design into a contemporary corset is a wonderful challenge that I am thrilled to share!

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Swing hook front closure

Swing hook front closure

What better way to create a corset that stands out from the crowd than to give it a visually striking front opening that's not only beautiful looking, but sturdy and quick to use?

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Overview of the Fitting Process

Overview of the Fitting Process

You fix a bustline problem, but then fixing the waist makes the bustline look wrong again... here are some step-by-step techniques for fitting corsets right the first time.

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16th-17th c Hosen & Stockings

16th-17th c Hosen & Stockings

The history and construction of lower hose: netherstocks, stockings, and boot-hose. Then we'll drape, pattern and sew our own with a combination of machine and handstitching.

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Underwear in the Natural Form Era, pt. 1

Underwear in the Natural Form Era, pt. 1

Marion walks you through all the different layer options of the nautural form era, starting from the skin out, with variations in necklines and politics.

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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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Letters, Questions & Advice: May 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: May 2010

Help in creating a corset pattern for an asymmetrical figure; advice on dealing with models, corsets and photoshoots; and how to clean everyday corsets.

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