Andrea makes a second mockup in her size, and shows how spiral boning and plastic boning behave in this complex corset design.
When I first looked at the patent for this 1882 Strauss corset I was incredibly intimidated. It has 26 pieces, 13 each side, and only six are just fabric...
This corset uses machine corded fabric instead of bones to stiffen the panels into an impressively curvaceous shape. Here's how to make a corded corset yourself.
We look in detail at a rare antique shop find - a real, plus size Victorian corset with a 38" waist - and then we give you the pattern.
In more detail than ever: pattern study, materials, cutting and fusing to reproduce this gorgeous Symington show-stopper.
Exploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.
Clare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.
Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.
April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.
This interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.
April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.
Here's more about Thomson's Patent 611,116 Glove Fitting Corset pattern and its maker, along with my method of patterning this corset from scratch.
Thomson's Glove fitting corset: we look at an 1898 Thomson patent, advertisements, a few extant corsets and work on putting the pieces together to recreate it.
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.
Our very first corset pattern with all horizontal seams. "Especially suitable for tightlacing" - what do you think? Will it work?
Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.
Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.
In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.
Cecile delves into how to adapt a 1902 Kops Corset Patent 712,312 classic Edwardian S-bend corset to fit her body shape.