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SquarepicJoanne test drives the stays pattern with which most makers begin. Is Butterick 4254 a great beginner pattern... or an ill fitting mess?

squarepicThe pattern seems good, but what do you do with that mock-up? On to fitting toiles, featuring example stays on three different body types.

squarepicDo 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.

161 3 4 frontA smooth, lightly boned, accurate Victorian corset. Flexible, comfortable and yet still curvy, and recreated step by step for you to follow along!

squarepicThis gorgeous black and yellow Symington corset is a real show-stopper. Here, Michelle walks us through its construction, step by step. 

squarepicThis gorgeous black and yellow Symington corset is a real show-stopper. Here, Michelle walks us through its construction, step by step. 

squarepicIn more detail than ever: pattern study, materials, cutting and fusing to reproduce this gorgeous Symington show-stopper.

squarepicFinishing a reproduction 1909 corset, with lapped seam tutorial video (they're not as tricky as they seem) and inspiration to tackle UFOs!  

SquarepicMichelle uses the FR Symington drafting method to create a surprisingly comfortable and accurate corded corset.

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