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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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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 2

1904 Tightlacing Corset: Part 2

Trying out a unique antique corset pattern with horizontal seams, ideal for tightlacing but also full of juicy design possibilities!

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 4

In the final installment, Lucy constructs the Louis XV corset from the pattern she showed us how to draft previously.

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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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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Altering a premade Edwardian pattern is difficult, so the ability to draft one from scratch saves a big headache! Part three...

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Drafting the front of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

1908 Corset Breveté Part 4

Nikki walks us through crafting the final version of this amazing garment, wth particular attention paid to the order of construction.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

1908 Corset Breveté Part 3

Nikki uses the unusual pattern she has taken from this garment to recreate the bust improver (bra) section of this unique corset.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

1908 Corset Breveté Part 2

Nikki maps out all the pieces of the main corset in detail, and shows how all the pieces fit together to give a truly versatile garment.

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1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

1908 Corset Breveté Part 1

This very unusual French corset with detachable bra sparks interesting new ideas for modern makers. Is this the new Sanakor?

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Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Ribbon Corsets 1: Background

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about ribbon corsets: drawings, patterns & real life examples, historical & modern.

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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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CB A La Sprite Reproduction, Part 1

CB A La Sprite Reproduction, Part 1

Luthien studies a transitional corset which, aesthetically, follows the ultra curvy corsets of the late Victorian/ early Edwardian eras.

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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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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.

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Adapting a 1902 Kops Corset Patent

Adapting a 1902 Kops Corset Patent

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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