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Pattern Drafting

1868 Madam Foy Corset, part 1

1868 Madam Foy Corset, part 1

Carly recreates an 1868 corset patent for her own unique body type, using Laura Loft's Silverado corset instructions. 1: drafting and first mock-up.

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1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.

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1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting. 

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1890's Symington Corset #2360

1890's Symington Corset #2360

What do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.

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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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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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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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Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!

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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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1905 Savoye Corset, Pt.845582 #2

1905 Savoye Corset, Pt.845582 #2

Sannie explains how to tackle resizing and using historical corset patterns with very unusual pattern pieces, such as this very curvy Edwardian example.

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.

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Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

This original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests the pattern.

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset 2

Jennifer shows you how to alter the pattern from last month, then sew the corset step by step, using the same vintage techniques as in the original.

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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Jennifer shows us an intuitive way to take a pattern from an existing corset. Includes pattern & shopping list for a simple, authentic 1910s corset.

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