Aug 2010

18th century Maternity Stays

18th century Maternity Stays

There have always been pregnant women, and women nursing, but what they wore during these times is harder to know. Amanda investigates and makes her own.

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting. 

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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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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Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Corset patterns always seem to be too small or too big at the bust. Here's a deceptively easy fix - a method that works even for large changes.

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