Jennifer introduces us to one of the misfits of the corsetry world, the metal corset, which has mysterious roots and purposes.
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.
A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!
Sandra Stuart walks you through enlarging a small diagram to the correct size for the creation of a working pattern, using an 1878 original and Photoshop.
A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.
Why should you care about the history of corsetry? Because the techniques they used to "get the look" can be used by us too.
Ségolène studies a set of stays that are a rare surviving example of mid-18th century functional, working class undergarments.
The Corset Elastique, or Elastic Stay, is an interesting oddity in the little-known world of Regency era corsets. Amanda investigates.
Trying to date a particular corset, track changes in lingerie fashion down to a few years, or just looking for new inspiration? Plenty here to keep you busy...
Two questions and a short story on the Letters page this month: how to make a set of the 1660 watered silk stays from the V&A, alternative lacing and where to find colored eyelets, a short story from 1913.