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Mar 2010

1869 Skeleton Corset

1869 Skeleton Corset

Photos, details and a pattern for an 1869 American skeleton corset. It has no fabric between the boning channels, just a few horizontal tapes to hold the bone casings together.

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Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Wrinkle Free Gores & Gussets

Many makers find inserting gores and gussets tricky. Two easy step-by-step techniques that will insert them neatly, producing a nice crisp V shape at the bottom.

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1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

1890-1910 Petticoats, Part 4: Construction

Sunny concludes her exhaustive study of six Belle Époque petticoats by comparing the remaining construction details and techniques.

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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: Sandra Stuart

Case Study: Sandra Stuart

Sandra's stunning work translating teacup designs into corsetry is magnificently inspiring. She was kind enough to answer our questions and share her plans for the future.

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