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Nov 2009

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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Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Recreating an 1890s Corset, part 2

Jema takes the pattern she made from an antique here and recreates it step by step, including a lapped seam technique for one layer corsets that neatly encases all raw edges on both sides.

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How Much To Charge?

How Much To Charge?

How much should a corsetmaker charge, without either selling yourself short or discouraging potential clients? What's a truly fair price?

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 1: Decoration

Sunny looks at six late Victorian and Edwardian petticoats, studying the methods used to produce the beautiful embellishments.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: November 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: November 2009

This month Suzannah asks about corset mannequins, Laurie inquires about the different site look and Natalie wonders how adaptable the corset drafting tutorial could be.

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Case Study: Angela Friedman

Case Study: Angela Friedman

A Cutter/Draper at the New York City Ballet as well as being a professional corsetiere, we asked Angela both about the finer points of her corsetmaking technique and about being in business.

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