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Pattern Drafting

1868 Madam Foy Corset, part 1

1868 Madam Foy Corset, part 1

Carly recreates an 1868 corset patent for her own unique body type, using Laura Loft's Silverado corset instructions. 1: drafting and first mock-up.

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1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 2

Rachel talks us through the completion of this beautiful C19th corset in the final fabrics, creating an elegant yet supportive base for ladies of a curvaceous nature.

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1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

1873 T.S. Gilbert 6 Panel Corset, Part 1

Rachel talks us through her journey to re-create this late-Victorian corset, which is ideal for 'well endowed' ladies with a curvy, hourglass figure.

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Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Fanning's 1878 Corset Patent, 1

Sandra Stuart tackles re-creating a gusseted and gored corset using an 1878 patent diagram, from pattern enlargement to construction and fitting. 

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1890's Symington Corset #2360

1890's Symington Corset #2360

What do you do when it's not going well at all? Breanna proves that a not-so-promising mock-up CAN be turned around and saved.

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The Athletic Corset: Part 1

The Athletic Corset: Part 1

Exploring the new fashion for free movement c.1900, then drafting and fitting an "Athletic Corset" with a stretch panel.

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1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

1898 Glove Fitting Corset, or is it? Pt 2

Here's more about Thomson's Patent 611,116 Glove Fitting Corset pattern and its maker, along with my method of patterning this corset from scratch.

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 3

Altering a premade Edwardian pattern is difficult, so the ability to draft one from scratch saves a big headache! Part three...

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Edwardian Louis XV Corset 2

Drafting the front of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Edwardian Louis XV Corset

Drafting the back of a beautiful S-bend corset pattern from the Edwardian era, called "Louis XV corset in nine pieces".

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Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Ribbon Corsets 2: Construction

Doris drafts & constructs a simple ribbon corset based on those she studied in part 1, learning about materials & suitable uses of this style.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 3

Wearability for the modern day comes from giving full bust coverage, enabling the Sanakor to be worn as both under- and outerwear!

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 2

In part 2, Nikki recreates the design of this unusual Edwardian corset from the Symington collection using the pattern from part 1.

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The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

The Sanakor Plunge Corset, Part 1

Nikki introduces us to this beautiful and unique corset, and begins the task of bringing it to life by taking a pattern from an original.

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1905 Savoye Corset, 845582

1905 Savoye Corset, 845582

Sannie explains how to tackle resizing and using historical corset patterns with very unusual pattern pieces, such as this very curvy Edwardian example.

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Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Hearts 4: Edwardian Posture

Jenni alters the antique "Hearts" corset pattern to emulate the archetypal “Edwardian” posture on a modern body, and weighs up the effect on comfort.

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Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Hearts 2: Pattern in 3D

Re-creating a real Edwardian corset pattern for a modern body, using antique drafting books to find elusive clues.

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Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

Edwardian/c.18th Hybrid Corset

This original 1911 design was styled in the elegant elongated shape of 18th century stays. Doris drafts and tests 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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Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Reconstructing a Teens-Era Corset

Jennifer shows us an intuitive way to take a pattern from an existing corset. Includes pattern & shopping list for a simple, authentic 1910s corset.

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