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Regency Corded Corsets

Regency Corded Corsets

During the early 19th century the whalebone, reed and metal that are familar to us were set aside in favour of simple cording.

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Regency Stays 1790-1820 part 1

Regency Stays 1790-1820 part 1

Wendy analyzes over 80 stays from 1790-1829 for fiber, colour, weave, length, opening placement, shoulder treatment, bust shaping, boning or cording.

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 3

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 3

Sandra Stuart shares each step in the construction of this real Victorian corset patent, finding it an illuminating experience with stunning results!

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 2

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 2

Sandra begins constructing her intricate 1878 corset by tea-dying the fabric, then carefully cording and embroidering the pieces to match a favourite teacup.

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Recreating an 1880s corded corset, 2

Recreating an 1880s corded corset, 2

Yes, this corset is a labour of love. Yes, doing all that cording takes ages. Was it worth it? YES! This is a lovely corset, comfortable and fun and easy to wear and it looks so unusual and smart.

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1890s Symington #2360, in Red

1890s Symington #2360, in Red

Michelle uses the FR Symington drafting method to create a surprisingly comfortable and accurate corded corset.

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Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Dr. Warner’s Genuine Coraline Corsets

Coraline? You may have seen it advertised in an old corset ad, but what was it? Astrida investigates and explains.

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3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

3D Pattern Drafting for Corsetry, part 2

Lisa uses the pattern drafted in part one to create a mockup and finished 18th century inspired corset with garter tabs.

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Corsetmaking Tips & Techniques

Corsetmaking Tips & Techniques

Mark dishes out some helpful hints and tools for corset making, including a faster way of cording, plus bone tipping and eyelet reinforcement.

 

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