Michelle continues with the clever construction of this stunning corset, and investigates padding in Part 2 of her series.
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Michelle experiments with an exciting patent from 1905, which has some beautiful, swooping Art Nouveau seamlines to play with.
It's time to sew the beautiful corset dress from the pattern Charlotte demonstrated in Part 1.
A corseted dress is a holy grail of many corsetiers. In part 1, Charlotte walks us through her process for pattern drafting one of these beauties.
There's a simpler method to pattern stays. Michelle uses the original tailor's diagram and Luca's explanation from Patterns of Fashion 5.
How far apart should eyelets be spaced? Ruth takes us into historical and modern corsetry to see how eyelet spacing has changed.
In Part 2 of this series, Nikki shows us how to construct the 18th century jumps from the Leicestershire archive
Nikki examines some super beautiful garments worn as an alternative to the far more rigid 18th century stays, prior to doing her own recreation!
Hackerspaces are popping up all over the world, enabling even the home sewer to try otherwise expensive projects - like laser cutting!
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