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iconThree different methods for stitching eyelets by hand, and explanations of how to use the most common tools involved in setting metal eyelets.

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

iconCommercial patterns have a bad reputation among corset makers! Jalea reviews and adds further instructions and fitting hints to this one.

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.

squarepicGet ready to sew! Now you've finished drafting the pattern, you are ready to learn the simple methods to construct these stylish, high waist briefs.

squarepicMaking lingerie can seem daunting at first. Emilie eases us in gently with clear drafting instructions for a straightforward project. 

squarepicSimple garments, carefully packed away, not fancy enough to be on display, often tell us the most about the real lives and sewing of an era.

IconA historical classic gets a glamorous modern twist for your next photoshoot or burlesque project. Suitable for beginners!

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