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Tights and Short Shapewear

Tights and Short Shapewear

Mark takes us through the process of how to pattern draft and make a pair of tights or panty hose, and some custom control shorts.

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Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Making Fully-Fashioned Stockings

Retro lingerie guru Mark shows you how to make your own custom fully-fashioned vintage-style stockings with French or Cuban heels.

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1920's Envelope Chemise

1920's Envelope Chemise

Jennifer constructs a 1920's Envelope Chemise - foundation garment for those stunning 'Flapper dresses' - in a way that is fun and practical.

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Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

Creating a Teens Strapless Brassiere

As fashion changed in the early C20th, so did underwear. Kelly guides us through the making of a teens brassiere, or corset cover, to go under an evening gown.

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How To Make Pasties

How To Make Pasties

Today many burlesque performers commission pasties (small nipple covers) to match their costumes, so the ability to make them is a valuable commodity for a corsetmaker.

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Questions & Answers February 2011

Questions & Answers February 2011

Three awesome questions & solutions: fitting 1770's stays for curvy figures, changing overbust corsets to underbusts, and corsets for apple shape figures.

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Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

Letters, Questions & Advice: March 2010

Two questions and a short story on the Letters page this month: how to make a set of the 1660 watered silk stays from the V&A, alternative lacing and where to find colored eyelets, a short story from 1913.

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Case Study: CrissyCatt

Case Study: CrissyCatt

This month we feature Cristiane Tano, aka CrissyCatt, who makes breathtaking corsetry in leather. She reveals the secrets of her stunning, hand-tooled filigree leather corsets.

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