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squarepicWhat on earth is a corset shield? Nikki introduces us to this Edwardian invention that keeps corsets lasting longer and recreates an example.

squarepicMichelle continues with the clever construction of this stunning corset, and investigates padding in Part 2 of her series.

squarepicMichelle experiments with an exciting patent from 1905, which has some beautiful, swooping Art Nouveau seamlines to play with.

toilefront no strap   stays draftThere's a simpler method to pattern stays. Michelle uses the original tailor's diagram and Luca's explanation from Patterns of Fashion 5.

sqarepicIn Part 2 of this series, Nikki shows us how to construct the 18th century jumps from the Leicestershire archive

sqarepic Nikki examines some super beautiful garments worn as an alternative to the far more rigid 18th century stays, prior to doing her own recreation!

SquarepicEdward shares his construction process for recreating this original Edwardian corset in a single layer of silk brocade.

SquarepicMaking a  toile to test the pattern for a double front lacing Belle Époque silk corset, and checking the fit with a "cheat's" toile lacing panel!


Edward shows us an easy way to trace the pattern from a stunning antique corset, in the first article on this unusual Edwardian recreation.

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