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Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Recreating Elizabethan Bodies

Alison Kannon demystifies the construction and recreation of “bodies”, the stiffened supportive layer of clothing that later came to be called a corset or stays.

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1903 Savoye Corset, part 2

1903 Savoye Corset, part 2

Alison checks the fit of the pattern created in Part 1, researches and tests patterns and numbers of bones, and creates the final corset.

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1903 Savoye Corset: Patent 740930

1903 Savoye Corset: Patent 740930

A novel design using curves. We'll learn more about the inventor and his corset, and begin our journey to recreating this beautiful piece ourselves.

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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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