Andrea Painter

1862 Mina Sebille Corset, Part 1

1862 Mina Sebille Corset, Part 1

Andrea guides us through the mockup of the Mina Sebille’s Patent US39964 which is a basic corset pattern comprised of only five pieces per side.

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1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

1882 Strauss patent 271377, part 3

Andrea makes a final bridal-styled version of the 1882 Strauss patent corset, perfecting the technique and adding gorgeous lace and amazing flossing!

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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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Flossing, part 2: Vs and Chevrons

Flossing, part 2: Vs and Chevrons

Discussing some of the most fundamental stitch types in corset flossing, and using them to recreate designs from the Symington sampler.

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Flossing, part 1: Xs and Crossovers

Flossing, part 1: Xs and Crossovers

Taking a design from the Symington sampler, Andrea breaks down the elements and shows how to create it step by step.

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