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icon smKelly compares synthetic (plastic) whalebone with spiral steel by making two identical late Victorian corsets. Which works best?

Materials for corsetryAn easy guide to the best articles to help you find what you're looking for. For new readers, it's an insight into the depth of the collection.

icon smSewing and corsetry can be tough on our hands. Marion discusses her RSI story, and explains what she's done to help herself heal. 

LaMode iconNikki experiments with this beautiful pattern of short length, devastating curves, and lots of gores, testing her seaming and boning choices.

Patent Challenge H.S. Strauss No. 208049, Pt 2In this second instalment, Clare will take us through the process of making the final corset and the lessons she learned from this project.

icon smApril finishes this beautiful corset, sharing lessons she learned about alterations, welt seams, flossing & choosing the right model.

icon smThis interesting pattern has alternate straight sided and curvy panels: was this done to help make sizing easy? Jennifer investigates.

lorodosis iconLumbar hyper lordosis, alias 'sway back', creates a special challenge when drafting a corset. Amber shares her expertise and experience.

icon smElisa looks at the history of stays and discusses a few extant garments to see if any conclusions can be drawn on their construction.

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