Sandra Stuart

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 3

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 3

Sandra Stuart shares each step in the construction of this real Victorian corset patent, finding it an illuminating experience with stunning results!

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 2

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 2

Sandra begins constructing her intricate 1878 corset by tea-dying the fabric, then carefully cording and embroidering the pieces to match a favourite teacup.

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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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Griswold’s 1883 Corset

Griswold’s 1883 Corset

Sandra explores a high-panel C19th corset with multiple vertical seams, giving corsetmakers plenty of areas to make adjustments.

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Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Stretch Velvet in Corsetry

Sandra Stuart shares what she's learned about how to use stretch velvet in corsetry. She discovers that it has its advantages, as well as its own special challenges - and it looks stunning!

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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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