The Corsetmaker's Companion
Luthien walks us through the construction, decoration and finishing of this beautiful overbust corset, including changes to the original Victorian pattern.
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Kelly outlines the process of recreating this low-busted early 20th century corset from the original 1913 patent and pattern through to flossing and garters.
Mark shows us how to achieve clean lines and repeatable accuracy in his introduction to the use of Computer Aided Design for beginners.
Now the mock-up has been fitted, we move on to the construction of the final corset and find out just how wearable this Edwardian overbust style is.
Luthien recreates this 1882 overbust, hourglass corset, designed to 'conform to the shape of the person more perfectly' than earlier Victorian corsets.
Jenni discusses the effects that shifting the distribution can have on the front hip area of contemporary corsets.
Natasha guides us through the patterning and fitting process for this 1907 Daniel Kops corset to achieve an Edwardian S-curve silhouette.
Sabrina tackles the challenge of making a 1908 Corset, a transitional year between the S-curve era and the straight-line Teens era corsets.
Simple underbust corsets are a staple for corset wearers and makers. Here are the patternmaking tools and techniques to get you started right. (Updated 6/21/12 with clarified drafting instructions)
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