Joanne test drives the stays pattern with which most makers begin. Is Butterick 4254 a great beginner pattern... or an ill fitting mess?
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The pattern seems good, but what do you do with that mock-up? On to fitting toiles, featuring example stays on three different body types.
Do not fear stays! Michelle takes a well known 18th c stays pattern and shows us how to measure it, enjoy its unusual shape, and alter it to fit.
A smooth, lightly boned, accurate Victorian corset. Flexible, comfortable and yet still curvy, and recreated step by step for you to follow along!
This gorgeous black and yellow Symington corset is a real show-stopper. Here, Michelle walks us through its construction, step by step.
In more detail than ever: pattern study, materials, cutting and fusing to reproduce this gorgeous Symington show-stopper.
Finishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!
Michelle uses the FR Symington drafting method to create a surprisingly comfortable and accurate corded corset.
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