Antique Corset

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

The pattern and a step-by-step guide to make this elegant corset from 1899-1900, including a new seam technique just for corsetry that negotiates curves perfectly and encases all the raw edges neatly.

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CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

CB a La Spirite Reproduction, Part 2

Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!  

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Altering a premade Edwardian pattern is difficult, so the ability to draft one from scratch saves a big headache! Part three...

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Drafting the front of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

Nikki maps out all the pieces of the main corset in detail, and shows how all the pieces fit together to give a truly versatile garment.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?

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Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.

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CB A La Spirite Reproduction, Part 1

CB A La Spirite Reproduction, Part 1

Luthien studies a transitional corset which, aesthetically, follows the ultra curvy corsets of the late Victorian/ early Edwardian eras.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.

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1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

1906 La Mode Illustrée Corset

Joanne shows how to use old patterns to make beautiful garments that are just not possible with today's mass market sewing patterns.

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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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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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How to Store Your Corset Collection

How to Store Your Corset Collection

Textile conservator Joni gives you the essential knowledge and some simple ideas for proper care and storage of special textiles.

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