Antique Corset

Metal Corsetry

Metal Corsetry

Jennifer introduces us to one of the misfits of the corsetry world, the metal corset, which has mysterious roots and purposes.

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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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Introduction to Corset Cutting

Introduction to Corset Cutting

A mysterious pattern book from the 1920s reveals its secrets... including two beautiful Edwardian corset patterns you haven't seen!

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Corset Pattern Scaling

Corset Pattern Scaling

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.

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Flossing Design Library

Flossing Design Library

A unique collection of historic corset flossing designs from which members and non-members can draw inspiration.

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Why the History of Corsetry Matters

Why the History of Corsetry Matters

Why should you care about the history of corsetry? Because the techniques they used to "get the look" can be used by us too.

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18th Century Stays

18th Century Stays

Ségolène studies a set of stays that are a rare surviving example of mid-18th century functional, working class undergarments.

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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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Winterthur Museum Library

Winterthur Museum Library

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...

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Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

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.

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