Corset Pattern

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 2

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 2

Andrea makes a second mockup in her size, and shows how spiral boning and plastic boning behave in this complex corset design.

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1882 Strauss patent 271377

1882 Strauss patent 271377

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...

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1880s Corded Corset

1880s Corded Corset

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.

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Plus Size Corset Pattern

Plus Size Corset Pattern

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.

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Symington Corsetmaking Technique 1

Symington Corsetmaking Technique 1

In more detail than ever: pattern study, materials, cutting and fusing to reproduce this gorgeous Symington show-stopper.

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The Athletic Corset: Part 1

The Athletic Corset: Part 1

Exploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.

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Symington Pattern #31400

Symington Pattern #31400

Clare test drives a Symington Collection corset pattern that features ten panels, lots of cording and some interesting bust seaming.

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1899 Le Mode Pratique - Short Corset

1899 Le Mode Pratique - Short Corset

Nikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.

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Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

Symington Pattern REF #32730, Part 2

April finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.

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Symington Corset Pattern No.2370

Symington Corset Pattern No.2370

This interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.

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Symington Pattern REF #32730

Symington Pattern REF #32730

April describes her experience with image No.104 of the Symington Collection, right through the mockup phase of her project.

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1897 Abbie King Corset

1897 Abbie King Corset

Jennifer constructs this beautiful Victorian corset in which adding, removing, or resizing panels propose to make it uniquely adjustable for fit and comfort.

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1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

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.

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1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 1

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 1

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.

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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 1

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.

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1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 1

1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 1

Our very first corset pattern with all horizontal seams. "Especially suitable for tightlacing" - what do you think? Will it work?

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1907 Self-Lacing Front Closure

1907 Self-Lacing Front Closure

Nikki takes us through this alternative Edwardian front-closing corset, aimed at making the process of self-lacing easier for a lady.

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1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 3

Cecile's series continues with a summary and analysis of the information in the original patent regarding boning and finishing.

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1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 2

In this second article in the series, Cecile will focus on the construction of the final corset based from the previously modified pattern.

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1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 1

1902 Kops Corset Patent, Part 1

Cecile delves into how to adapt a 1902 Kops Corset Patent 712,312 classic Edwardian S-bend corset to fit her body shape.

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