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Plus Size Corset Pattern

Plus Size Corset Pattern

We look in detail at a rare antique shop find - a real, plus size Victorian corset with a 38" waist - and then we give you 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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Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Full and Small Bust Adjustment

Corset patterns always seem to be too small or too big at the bust. Here's a deceptively easy fix - a method that works even for large changes.

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Supporting a Large Bust 2

Supporting a Large Bust 2

Analysing the secrets of success of the finished corset from the last article, plus: how can gussets and shoulder straps be used to support a large bust?

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Supporting a Large Bust 1

Supporting a Large Bust 1

Supporting large busts (say, above a D cup) can be tricky. Isabelle shares her guidelines for giving shapely support to larger cups.

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Fitting the Bustline

Fitting the Bustline

Do you struggle to get the correct fit across the bustline? Learn to get it right without squishing or gapping.

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How To Make A Bra 4

How To Make A Bra 4

Mark shows you how to adapt the basic "darted cup" bra pattern into three further styles, including a strapless bra shape.

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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: December 2009

Letters, Questions & Advice: December 2009

There are two questions this month. One on patterning/fitting a corset for a figure where the waist is almost as big as the hips. The other is on horizontal boning channels in 18th century corsets.

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